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The Finger Lakes Hemlock Initiative

by Carri Marschner, Cornell University Extension Associate

As an avid reader of the Finger Lake Institute’s Happenings, you’ve probably already heard about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), the tiny insect that’s killing hemlocks from Georgia north to New York and is firmly established in the Finger Lakes region. You may have hiked through your favorite hemlock grove and looked for signs of illness, or wondered what our region would be like without its hemlocks. If you’ve been to Smoky Mountain National Park and seen the standing dead hemlocks there, it’s all too easy to picture what could happen here in New York, where hemlocks are the third most common tree species. read more here…

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