Category Archives: Pests

Hemlock vampires are firmly established in southwest Nova Scotia

The public first learned about the arrival of the hemlock wooly adelgid, appropriately labelled the Hemlock Vampies, in August. At that time we were told: To date, hemlock woolly adelgid has been found in Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne counties. The … Continue reading

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Nova Scotia forests and forestry are in the news and cameras lenses as the Independent Review moves into Phase 2

About mines, pulp effluent, hemlock vampires, the state of the forest, land protection and the Independent Review deliberations Sometimes my attempt to provide a “record of events, news and opinions on the subject of forests and forestry in Nova Scotia … Continue reading

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Two upcoming presentations related to forests and forestry in Nova Scotia

Just received from MTRI: “Given the news of invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid arriving in southwestern Nova Scotia this past summer, here’s an interesting chance, December 12th at 7pm, to meet one of the American leaders in the field. This public … Continue reading

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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is now in SW Nova Scotia

The arrival of these “hemlock vampires” in Nova Scotia is not good news. When I read this Aug 3, 2017 News Release from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, I felt much like I had received a message telling me that … Continue reading

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Spruce Budworm on cue

From CBC report: With a spruce budworm infestation underway in neighbouring provinces, Nova Scotia will evaluate aerial spray options next week as it prepares for the pests arrival. “We think we’ve got two to five years,” says the province’s Natural … Continue reading

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