Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Chronicle Exclusive: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid found on Dome Island


Hemlock trees on the south end of Dome Island on Lake George were found today to be seriously infested with the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA).

Cornell forest entomologist Mark Whitmore led a research team on to the island this morning. A team member soon found evidence of the infestation. The extent of the HWA suggests the infestation may have begun five or more years ago.

The Chronicle’s Mark Frost accompanied …

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Rep. Stefanik touts Chronicle 40th on House floor; Facebook pro & con ensues

Chronicle editor Mark Frost writes: Last week, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik honored The Chronicle’s 40th anniversary with remarks on the floor of the House of Representatives.

As might be expected, it prompted many comments — pro and con — on Facebook.

Here’s an extended excerpt from one of the comment threads.

Rollie Surprenant: This is community recognition at the national level, well done Elise, Mark and the whole …

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The expert on hemlock woolly adelgid: How to fight Lake George invasive

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Mark Whitmore, a forest entomologist at Cornell, is widely regarded as the expert on Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and on how to combat it.

The insect, found this summer on the east shore of Lake George, poses a major threat to the Eastern Hemlock, the lake’s dominant tree species and a major presence in the Adirondacks and eastern U.S.

“I started the New York State Hemlock …

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Trail projects on Halfway Brook & Feeder Canal: Part of Empire State Trail plan

By Cathy DeDe, Chronicle Managing Editor

Queensbury Town Supervisor John Strough and a crew were busy last week prepping for an upgraded 1.2 mile trail at Halfway Brook that will eventually link trails in Queensbury and Glens Falls to the planned Empire State Trail from New York City to Buffalo in the west and Canada to the north.

Meanwhile, improvements at the Feeder Canal trail in Kingsbury are adding a …

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Urgent effort mobilized to save hemlocks on Lake George

High-gear task force mobilizes to eliminate LG invasive threat

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

The FUND for Lake George has spearheaded quick formation of the “Save Our Lake George Hemlocks Initiative” in response to the new discovery that the invasive insect hemlock woolly adelgid infests trees on 250 acres of the lake’s east shore.

The effort will range, from five teams of three people each in the next two weeks …

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