Tag: adelgid

  • The Threat of the Woolly Adelgid

    The Threat of the Woolly Adelgid

    The hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae Annand), is a small aphid-like insect that feeds on several species of hemlock (Tsuga species). It was introduced into North America from Asia, and it has been recognized in the United States since at least 1924. By sucking sap from the young twigs, the insect slows or prevents tree…

  • Annual Letter to Members, 2016

    Annual Letter to Members, 2016

    2016 has been a challenging and exciting year for the Friends.

  • Meeting Minutes: June 7, 2016

    Meeting Minutes: June 7, 2016

    Next Meeting: Tuesday September 6, 2016 at 7:30 Present were four representative from the DCR: Erica Aubin (Hemlock Gorge Site Supervisor), Lisa Barstow (DCR Director of Community Relations), Ken Gooch (DCR Forest Health Program Director) and Marti Rudi (DCR Boston Regional District Manager); also present were Friends’ President Brian Yates, Bob Burke, Jean Fisher, Evan…

  • Saving the Hemlock Trees Project

    Saving the Hemlock Trees Project

    Through the efforts of Bob Burke, a plan was made to treat the hemlock trees in the Reservation with an insecticide on Arbor Day, April 29. Jason Lupien of Lupien Tree Service was organizing the program to provide the labor at no cost, if the Friends could purchase the insecticide. See the minutes of our…

  • Meeting Minutes: April 5, 2016

    Next Meeting: Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 7:30 Present were Vaunita Schnell, Brian Yates, John Mordes, Robin Dexter, Evan Weststrate, Bob Burke and Jason Lupien. Issue 1: Bob Burke and Jason Lupien’s “Saving the Hemlock Trees” Project The main order of business was the proposal initiated by Bob Burke and Jason Lupien to treat some…

  • Annual Letter to Members, 2013

    Annual Letter to Members, 2013

    2013 has been a year of excellent progress for the Friends, and with your help, 2014 will be even better.

  • Adelgid Updates: May, 2011

    Some members of the Friends who visited the Arnold Arboretum this spring we surprised to see Hemlock Hill still populated with healthy appearing tall trees free of adelgids. It was particularly surprising because the Arboretum, unlike the Friends, had decided to take no steps to arrest the infestation of the adelgids. Bob Burke made additional…

  • Annual Letter to Members, 2010

    Annual Letter to Members, 2010

    In 2011, we will continue to work with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and its Urban Park Bureau. We will also continue our partnership with Site Supervisor Erica Aubin and former Site Supervisor and DCR administrator Kevin Hollenbeck. We hope you will share our pleasure in the accomplishments of 2010 and our hopes for…

  • Annual Letter to Members, 2009

    Annual Letter to Members, 2009

    In 2010, we will continue to work with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and its Urban Park Bureau. We will also continue our partnership with Site Supervisor Erica Aubin and former Site Supervisor and DCR administrator Kevin Hollenbeck. We hope you will share our pleasure in the accomplishments of 2009 and our hopes for…

  • Adelgid Articles: 2009

    March, 2009 The March, 2009 issue of Science Daily has a new story about the impending doom of the hemlocks in the lower Appalachian region and its dire consequences for the surrounding ecosystems. It also has further links to older stories about anti-hemlock fungi and the Japanese Beetles that we have used at Hemlock Gorge.…

  • Adelgid Updates: October 1, 2009

    An informal and unscientific survey by several members of the Friends walking through the park recently suggests that about a third of the trees are now dead and another third show signs of severe disease. There was no sign of ladybugs, nor has there been for years.

  • Annual Letter to Members, 2008

    Annual Letter to Members, 2008

    In 2009, we will continue to work with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and its Urban Park Bureau. We will also continue our partnership with Site Supervisor Erica Aubin and former Site Supervisor and DCR administrator Kevin Hollenbeck. We hope you will share our pleasure in the accomplishments of 2008 and our hopes for…