Carolina Hemlocks

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Sometime way back when, probably in 1983, we planted some Carolina Hemlocks. They are tiny little specks to the left of the house in this old photograph. Now we have four towering specimens. They dominate the view out of the window in our library and give us a cozy protected feeling. But the bad news is that they are infected with woolly adelgid, in insect probably of Asian origin. Our trees are too tall to spray and since they are close to two streams, we are reluctant to use the systemic insecticide treatments. Sad as it may be, we are going to remove them. That will give us an opportunity to plant other trees a little further from the house and to use the space adjacent to the house for some expanded deck and porch plans that we have.



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