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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Fight to Save Hemlocks

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In May 2002, the first incidence of woolly adelgids on hemlocks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was reported. Adelgids are natives of eastern Asia and were found in the western United States in 1924. They are fatal to hemlocks. Currently, half of the tree's eastern range is infected. Peeples discusses how the loss of hemlocks would impact on the environment of streams and wildlife and what biologists are doing to eradicate the pests. One approach is to introduce an adelgid predator from eastern Asia, though this is not without its own possible consequences.
Wildlife in North Carolina (NoCar SK 431 W54x), Vol. 68 Issue 11, Nov 2004, p20-25, il, map