The upside of the cold weather

Apparently the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid doesn’t tolerate it very well, at least according to Weld Henshaw in the Brunswick, Maine Times Record.  Henshaw says our record cold of -17°F will have led to a massive kill-off of the evil bug.

A non-native invasive species from Asia, the woolly adelgid feeds on our native hemlocks, weakening the trees and paving the way for disease and environmental stressors to finish off the tree.

Thanks, Weld, for pointing out the silver lining to this icy cloud.

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4 Responses to “The upside of the cold weather”

  1. jeannie177 Says:

    Well it’s about time something good is happening for the trees.
    Thakyou for the post.

  2. mangochild Says:

    Interesting! I guess there is always something good to find.

  3. Margo Says:

    It’s an ill wind that blows no one any good… hurray for the upside of cold! Kills off the peskier pests. I like spring gardening for many reasons – including that one – almost no bugs, fewer pests and threats to my plants,…

    Thanks for posting the quote from today’s speech, btw! I was so pleasantly surprised to see that on my reader!

  4. ProfTheory Says:

    Here is to hoping that they all were left out in the cold and didn’t survive.

    And yes I do believe Barack H. Obama will bring about change.

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