Hemlock wooly adelgid
Adelges tsugaeNOT FOUND by splendid3students
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Not many low branches are alive. Only the youngest tress had low enough branches to examine. The site was within eyesight of a road. The ground was very wet. We saw no trash. There was some scat (unidentified) next to tree #2.
This picture shows that we were looking at hemlock trees. The needles are flat, have racing stripes on the underside, and are alternating. Of the four trees we looked at, two trees had branches like this, with nothing unusual on the undersides of the branches.
This is typical of the undersides of the branches of all 4of the trees we examined. There are 2 places where there are dead needles clumped together, but no white fuzz.
The type of "fuzz" that we saw is shown in this picture. We saw this on branches of two of the 4 trees we examined. We did not see reddish eggs as shown in the species card, although we did see small back dots. What we saw was more weblike and stretched between several needles; what was shown on the cards was more clumped.
N 44.896175 °
W -68.662357 °
Rangely Road at UMaine
Tue, 2012-10-23 16:30
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