Wednesday, January 17, 2007

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Local NPR affiliate WBUR featured a story yesterday about the unexpected success that the hemlock wooly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) has had in Massachusetts. While scientists predicted the adelgid would not be able to survive the cold New England winters, turns out the winters haven't been very cold the past few years. As a result, hemlock trees are suffering as researchers scramble to find biological and chemicals controls to combat the tiny, sap-sucking beasts. You can listen to the story via this page, and be sure not to overlook the photo gallery and audio slideshow in the "Related Links" section.

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