Vegetation Research & Projects: January, 2009
Control and study of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: protecting hemlocks using biological & chemical controls
Do these controls work? According to vegetation reports based on monitoring of treated sites, “results of biocontrol treatments are still in their infancy and have been mixed. Some locations show hemlocks are holding on while trees in other locations have declined severely or died. Survival may be the result of site, microclimate or other factors. Long term monitoring will reveal a clearer trend.” Look for more information in an upcoming “Dispatches.”
Balsam Woolly Adelgid (BWA) impacts on Fraser firs and forest insects
Beech scale and Beech gap studies
Monitoring Butternut tree health
Ridding wetlands of weeds
Return to Resource Roundup: January, 2009.
Did You Know?
There are at least 30 different species of salamanders in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This gives the Smokies the distinction of having the most diverse salamander population anywhere in the world and has earned the park the nickname “Salamander Capital of the World.”