Hemlock Help http://wamc.org en Beetles Released to Attack Hemlock Pest in Vermont http://wamc.org/post/beetles-released-attack-hemlock-pest-vermont <p>Nearly 400 small black beetles have been released onto four Vermont hemlock trees near the Massachusetts state line to feed off an insect that's been destroying the trees.<br><br>The trees in Pownal are infested by the woolly adelgid. The plan is for the beetles to reproduce, spread and control the adelgid population. The beetle, a native of the Pacific northwest, eats nothing but adelgids.<br><br>The Bennington Banner reports the trees are on property owned by Williamstown, Massachusetts.<br> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 22:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53540 at http://wamc.org Beetles Released to Attack Hemlock Pest in Vermont