Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Invasive Hemlock Insect Found in Kittery Point, Maine

Maine Forest Service entomologists announced that a new population of an invasive insect that damages hemlocks has been discovered in southern Maine. The insect is called elongate hemlock scale and can also damage fir trees. An invasive insect called hemlock woolly adelgid has already been causing damage to hemlocks. The addition of another invasive insect attacking hemlocks can accelerate the damage and mortality of the trees. To read more click here.