Some Good News for Hemlock Trees

A hemlock branch free of hemlock woolly adelgid intrudes on a trail off Clinton Road in West Milford last month. (Photo: David M. Zimmer/

There’s an article in today’s Record about a west coast beetle helping to stem the loss of hemlock trees in New Jersey. According to the story:

“A tiny beetle from the Pacific Northwest may be reversing the fortunes of the region’s remaining hemlock stands. Once thought to be doomed by a sap-stealing insect from Japan called a hemlock woolly adelgid, North Jersey’s hemlock groves now appear to be in the aftermath of a near fatal attack, said Rosa Yoo, an assistant regional forester with the state forestry service.”

Read the story here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *