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Pests threaten ecosystems in Ithaca’s wooded areas and gorges

By | Apr 20, 2009

They’re smaller than a grain of sand, deadly to their hosts and infiltrating Ithaca’s forests. Woolly adelgids, aphid-like insects, have invaded Ithaca’s hemlock trees, posing a threat to the area’s ecosystems. Woolly adelgids have so far been found in 21 sites in the Finger Lakes region and the southern Appalachian Mountains with a nearly 100…