asheville-citizen-times-logoThis story, which appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Friday, April 13th, 2016, drives home the importance of the Hemlock Restoration Initiative and other organizations and programs trying to remedy and mitigate the damage caused by invasive forest pests.  Thank you to Karen Chavez for drawing attention to the new study, “Nonnative forest insects and pathogens in the United States: Impacts and policy options,” by Gary Lovett et al., published in the online journal Ecological Applications. The study emphasizes the importance of preventing new invasive pests by minimizing the risk of accidental introductions. Read the full article here and access the study here.