Journal archives for October 2020

October 15, 2020

Sirococcus Shoot Blight on Hemlock

While not everyone enjoyed the rainy summer in SE Alaska, the fungus that kills hemlock shoots certainly did! Look for it and you shall see it! Learn more about this disease of western and mountain hemlocks at https://bit.ly/33Vgr97 #AlaskaForestHealth #SirococcusShootBlight

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Spruce aphids -- Elatobium abietinum

Most forest creatures are winding down for winter, but spruce aphids are just getting started! Forest Health Protection surveyed for this invasive insect which is found thru-out SE Alaska & parts of the Kenai Peninsula. #alaskaforesthealth https://bit.ly/3iQtPzu

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October 16, 2020

Humongous Fungus - Honey Mushrooms!

Honey mushrooms from the fungus Armillaria can emerge in clumps from the trees and roots they infect. Some large genetically-related clumps have been named the "Humongous Fungus," considered among the largest living organisms on earth! #AlaskaForestHealth
https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/r10/forest-grasslandhealth/?cid=FSEPRD608223&width=full

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