Eastern and Carolina hemlock trees in more than 400 counties across 19 states are dead, dying, or threatened by infestation of the invasive hemlock woolly adelgid. As the aphid-like pest continues to spread throughout the ranges of these economically and ecologically important trees, scientists, managers, and other specialists from North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) Camcoreprogram are racing to collect and store seeds with support from the U.S. Forest Service.

Read more: https://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/compass/2017/03/23/hemlock-seed-banking/