Hemlocks & HWA

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The Importance of Hemlocks

The Importance of Hemlocks

Hemlocks play an important role in the ecology and hydrology of mountain ecosystems. They offer critical habitat for birds. As many as 90 species can be found in hemlock forests. A few, mostly songbirds, seem particularly associated with hemlocks: the…

Factors Threatening the Appalachian Hemlock

Factors Threatening the Appalachian Hemlock

The Northeastern United States is home to the Appalachian Hemlock Forests of which many are currently threatened by the woolly adelgid, an invasive insect that destroys eastern hemlock trees. As average global temperatures continue to climb, infestations of the hemlock…