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Fred Hain is Bringing Hope to the Hemlocks

Fred Hain knows that when a forest dies — from its deep root system up to its canopy that once teemed with birds, squirrels, and insects — it makes no sound. For the past two decades, he’s watched green hemlock forests in the North Carolina mountains quietly fade to ashen gray. Now Hain, director of [...]

By | April 7th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Fred Hain is Bringing Hope to the Hemlocks

What’s eating our evergreen trees?

The balsam fir, a tree now starring in many homes as the centerpiece of Christmas decorations, has a tiny enemy in the wild. So does the hemlock, the Pennsylvania state tree. Balsam Woolly Adelgid Their nemesis is a little sucker, literally: an insect called the woolly adelgid. “It has a piercing, sucking mouthpart almost [...]

By | December 16th, 2013|News|Comments Off on What’s eating our evergreen trees?

Production & Evaluation of Hemlock Resistance

Production and Evaluation of Eastern Hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis) Potentially Resistant to the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Adelges tsugae) Todd Caswell, Richard Casagrande, Brian Maynard, and Evan Preisser University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881 Abstract. As the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) has spread throughout the forests of the northeast, it has killed countless eastern hemlocks while [...]

By | June 25th, 2010|Hemlock woolly adelgid|Comments Off on Production & Evaluation of Hemlock Resistance

Conference Abstracts: Host Resistance Studies to the Balsam Woolly Adelgid and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Abstract: Review of the Fraser Fir Story Sponsored by the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and the College of Natural Resources, NCSU Fred P. Hain and Leslie Newton, NC State University Fraser fir, Abies fraseri (Pursh) Poir., is a unique species that occurs naturally at high elevations in only 3 states, the [...]

By | June 25th, 2010|Abstract, Balsam woolly adelgid, Hemlock woolly adelgid|Comments Off on Conference Abstracts: Host Resistance Studies to the Balsam Woolly Adelgid and Hemlock Woolly Adelgid