Sounds like Woody Allen, but not as funny. Native to Asia, the woolly adelgid is an invasive insect that attacks our hemlock trees. They are very small and often hard to see, but they can be easily identified if you look for the white woolly masses they form on the underside of branches at the base of the needles. Hemlock needles are only about a half-inch long, which is much shorter than most pine needles. You can roll pine and spruce needles between your fingers, but not the flat hemlock needles. If you see the Woolly Adelgid, call Asheville Arborists for advice on treatment options.
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