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Q&A: What Is Causing Trees to Lose Their Bark?

Several observations of tree bark damage like this have been reported to the University of Maryland Extension’s Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) recently.  Q: I was walking in the woods near my house and noticed bark trimmed off a…

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Spotted Lanternfly: A New Invasive Pest That is Too Close for Comfort

Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) is an insect native to China that was first detected in Southeastern Pennsylvania in September 2014.  It has spread fairly rapidly since then. There were recent finds in Delaware and New York. Both were dead individual…

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