A conifer that works well as a privacy screen or hedging, hemlocks provide yearlong greenery with their evergreen foliage. Although hemlocks generally grow well above 30 feet tall, a few cultivars of the Canadian hemlock Tsuga Canadensis are much shorter in size and provide all the benefits of the larger hemlock in a compact body. It spreads about 2 to 3 feet wide and will widen with age. This hemlock cultivar produces dark green foliage on many branches to create a dense shrub ideal plant for hedging, a windbreak or a privacy screen. It grows best in U.
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Jump to navigation. The hemlock woolly adelgid was introduced into Massachusetts in from an already existing infestation in Connecticut. It attacks both the Carolina and Eastern hemlock and is capable of severely weakening and killing its host plants. Healthier plants, prior to infestation, may endure longer, but previously stressed plants may die in years. The key to its management is to recognize it early and implement the proper management strategies. The hemlock woolly adelgid HWA is a tiny insect that is closely related to the aphids. Adelgids, in general, are associated with conifers and produce galls and or woolly masses.
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If you have heard of poison hemlock, particularly the hemlock that ancient Greek philosopher Socrates was forced to drink, this hemlock is not the same plant Conium maculatum. Instead, the bark of this tree is one of the primary tree sources of tannins traditionally used for tanning hides for clothing during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Along with its better-known relatives, the eastern white pine trees, these trees are among the most common evergreen trees growing in the forests of eastern North America. They are pyramidal or conical in shape and their small needles give them a fine texture.
June 22, - Author: David Smitley. Hemlock woolly adelgid is established in isolated locations in the western Lower Peninsula of Michigan. As of May , hemlock woolly adelgid also referred to as HWA had been found in localized areas of Allegan, Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties, and additional surveys are underway. Before looking for hemlock woolly adelgid, make sure your tree is a hemlock and not a fir, pine or spruce tree.