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Cornell Natural Area part of successful research on the control of the harmful insect hemlock woolly adelgid

Published: 
3 years 38 weeks ago

The United States Forest Service recently released the article, "Glimmer of hope for northeast hemlocks," documenting how research on the release of a predatory beetle, Laricobius nigrinus, has a good chance of helping to control the spread of the invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Eastern hemlock trees infested with the hemlock wooly adelgid often die, and since many plants and animals rely on the habitat created by eastern hemlock, it is critical to protect hemlock populations.

The Edwards Lake Cliffs Natural Area at Cornell Plantations is one site where this research has taken place.

Read more about Cornell Plantations efforts to control the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid.