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Kentucky forestry department urging landowners to take action to save hemlock trees
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, April 28, 2014 9:26 AM EDT
WHITLEY CITY, Ky.
The Kentucky Department of Forestry has begun an initiative to educate private landowners about a threat to hemlock trees and urge them to help fight it.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports forestry officials have begun asking landowners to treat hemlock trees in an effort to stop the spread of the woolly adelgid because most of the state's forested land is in private hands.
Forestry officials say the treatment cost would be about $10 for a 10-inch tree.
Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com