16 Apr '12, 10am

Green Blog: Who Knows What Bugs Lurk in Imported Plants?: A new report form the University of California, Santa

Who Knows What Bugs Lurk in Imported Plants? By DEBORAH WEISBERG Gale Zucker for The New York Times The invasive hemlock wooly adelgid is turning eastern forests brown;scientists fear destructive new insect invaders will be introduced by imported backyard plants. As millions of gardeners prepare for spring planting, a new study underwritten by The Nature Conservancy warns that imported nursery stock poses an increasing threat to the environment. Exotic pests are nothing new. The hemlock wooly adelgid , which has turned woods from green to brown from the Poconos to the Great Smoky Mountains, arrived 70 years ago on a single hemlock a Virginia landowner imported for his Japanese-style garden. But while federal agriculture officials struggle with adelgid and other established pests, emerging threats, like the citrus longhorned beetle , a wood-boring native of Asia, are presen...

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