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Our forest is under fire

February 27, 2014
Mike Bleech - Outdoor Columnist , The Times Observer

Through the past few decades it has seemed that the forest stretching across northern Pennsylvania has been under fire by a steady stream of new invaders from across the oceans. Some are insects, some are fungi. It started long before, most notably with the chestnut blight which all but wiped out what had been called the greatest tree on Earth, the American chestnut. More recently, an ominous pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid, is threatening our state tree.



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