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Ben Smith Featured in CALS Newsletter

At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, N.C., postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests. Read more: https://cals.ncsu.edu/news/far-from-being-futile-resistance-is-this-tree-breeders-goal/

By | January 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Ben Smith Featured in CALS Newsletter

White House wants researchers to focus on curbing invasives

The White House wants researchers to focus on curbing the impact invasive plants, animals and insects have on the U.S. environment and economy. With just a few weeks until his term ends, President Barack Obama signed an executive order committing to prevent the “economic, plant, animal, ecological and human health impacts that invasive species cause.” For instance, a [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on White House wants researchers to focus on curbing invasives

Climate change strengthens an army of forest-eating insects

Hemlock woolly adelgids aren't native to North America, but droves of them have settled into American forests where they threaten entire ecosystems. Read more: http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2016/1209/Climate-change-strengthens-an-army-of-forest-eating-insects

By | December 19th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Climate change strengthens an army of forest-eating insects

Elevated light levels reduce hemlock woolly adelgid infestation and improve carbon balance of infested eastern hemlock seedlings

The title says it all: "Elevated light levels reduce hemlock woolly adelgid infestation and improve carbon balance of infested eastern hemlock seedlings." The full story authored by S.T. Brantley and colleagus is published in Forest Ecology and Management, volume 385, pages 150-160.

By | December 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Elevated light levels reduce hemlock woolly adelgid infestation and improve carbon balance of infested eastern hemlock seedlings

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By | December 6th, 2016|Bird's Eye View|Comments Off on Newsletters

Fitness and physiology of HWA in relation to the health of host tree

Studies have shown that once healthy hemlocks become infested by HWA, nutrients are depleted from the tree, leading to both tree decline and a reduction of the adelgid population. Since HWA is dependent on hemlock for nutrients, feeding on trees in poor health may affect the ability of the insect to obtain necessary nutrients and may [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fitness and physiology of HWA in relation to the health of host tree

Hemlocks on Lee Stand Still Healthy

The Lee stand in Wilkes County, NC has been infested with hemlock woolly adelgids for at least 7 years, yet the trees still look healthy. This is one of the most promising sites we have for a source of potentially resistant or tolerant hemlocks to the adelgids. Below are recent photos of trees #3 and [...]

By | November 8th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Hemlocks on Lee Stand Still Healthy

Destructive invasive species threatens Ottawa County hemlock trees

Hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive species native to east Asia, is a tiny insect that consumes the sap of hemlock trees. According to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the insect is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of hemlock trees in eastern states. Read more: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/20161003/destructive-invasive-species-threatens-ottawa-county-hemlock-trees

By | October 14th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Destructive invasive species threatens Ottawa County hemlock trees

Losing most of Michigan’s eastern hemlock resource is a real possibility

An insect responsible for the loss of much of the eastern United States Appalachian region’s hemlock trees has found its way into Michigan. The hemlock woolly adelgid poses a threat to the state’s valuable hemlock stands. We need a call to action. Read more: http://msue.anr.msu.edu/news/losing_most_of_michigans_ eastern_hemlock_resource_is_a_real_possibility

By | October 4th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Losing most of Michigan’s eastern hemlock resource is a real possibility

Forest Health Research and Education Center Shares $3 Million NSF Grant

The Forest Health Research and Education Center (Forest Health Center), a collaborative project among the Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS), the University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Division of Forestry, will share a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation with researchers from Washington State University (serving as lead), the University of Tennessee, [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|News|Comments Off on Forest Health Research and Education Center Shares $3 Million NSF Grant