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Controlling the Spread of One Invasive Species in Finger Lakes National Forest

The US Department of Agriculture has proposed a plan to control the spread of the invasive species hemlock woolly adelgid in finger lakes national forest, which spans Seneca and Schuyler Counties.

This as Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the agency to come up for a similar plan to address the issue in the Southern Tier. Schumer first raised the alarm on the insect in November. The hemlock woolly adelgid is an invasive insect that feeds at the base of hemlock needles and ultimately kills the tree due to a lack of nutrients. It has reemerged this year and could potentially kill hundreds of hemlock trees.