Twilight of the Giants: Old-Growth Hemlocks Under Siege

Kent Priestley/Mountain XPress
Mountain Xpress | January 15, 2008
The country's largest Eastern hemlocks -- many of them hundreds of years old -- face a "functional extinction" because of a tiny pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid. Here's the story of one man’s mission to measure and document the trees before they're gone.

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