An exotic insect is decimating populations of the two hemlock species native to the eastern United States, eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), a widespread and ecologically impo1iant tree species, and Carolina hemlock (T. caroliniana), a rare species endemic to the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
Potter, Kevin M.; Jetton, Robert M.; Campbell, Lia; Hastings, John M.; Josserand, Sedley A.; Hipkens, Valerie D.; Nelson, C. Dana; Dvorak, William S. 2019. Molecular genetics and the effort to conserve southern hemlocks decimated by the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Absract 35th Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference. 1 p.