Tag: Hemlocks

Nor’easter of March 2018

Nor’easter of March 2018. Actually, we’ve had 2 March nor’easters. The second one, on March 7, hit this area hard with around 16″ of heavy snow, but no wind, thank heaven. We didn’t lose power. Much to be thankful about. Today, March 8, the…

July jungle

July jungle. I started the month of July thinking how much the gardens had become a jungle. Particularly the old apple tree area, seen in the photos above, which was fast getting overrun with weeds. Just to be clear, the sunflowers and the bee…

Hemlock woolly adelgids

Hemlock woolly adelgids (Adelges tsugae).   The eastern hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis)¬†are infested with hemlock woolly adelgid (uh-del-jid). Help. The white cottony wax shown in the photos above are a hibernation stage for immature nymphs. As soon as we noticed the white cottony wax stuff,…