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Stalking the hemlock wooly adelgid is serious business

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College students and volunteers will be scouring Mine Kill State Park on Saturday, looking for bugs that are poised to wipe out all the hemlock trees on the 650-acre site.

Schoharie, Albany and Schenectady counties are the most recent chomping grounds of the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive species taking a destructive toll on its path northward.

It’s already taken hold in places from Georgia to southeastern Maine and west to Kentucky and Tennessee, ...

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