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Guess Who’s Back: Yellow-poplar leaf mining weevil returns 3 years after last outbreak

By on June 27, 2018

In 2015, an outbreak of the yellow-poplar leaf mining weevil caused widespread browning and defoliation of yellow-poplar trees in western N.C. The event was unexpected, as this native insect causes insignificant damage most years. Now, three years later, this weevil

Two tree pests affect oaks and yellow-poplar in Western N.C.

By on July 1, 2015

Most years, native forest pests munch on trees, never really causing huge disturbances or widespread damage.  Natural enemies, environmental conditions, and interactions with the host plant generally keep populations low. But every once in a while, when environmental conditions are