Friday, January 19, 2007

The Largest Threat to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is under attack from aliens! These tiny unwanted aliens can cause major devastation to not only the plant life in the Smokies National Park but can destroy animals and fish as well.

About 15 years after Orson Welles famous radio broadcast in 1938 where Martians were taking over earth in a War of the Worlds, a real invasion of an alien creature from Asia was found in the South Eastern United States near Richmond Virginia.

Just as deadly as the fictitious Martians were to man, the woolly adelgid insect is to hemlocks. This unwelcome guest feeds variously on the base of hemlock needles which cases a prolonged starvation to the tree which will ultimately die in as long as 10 years from the initial infestation to a short as 3 years.

Since the Hemlock is such a key component in the natural balance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the hemlock trees that reside in the national park have no resistance to the woolly adelgid, what the hemlocks need right now is a super hero to save the day.

Who is that super hero? What can you do to help? Learn about the Hemlock woolly adelgid infestation and what is being done.

The Hemlock woolly adelgid infestation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is no laughing matter and we desperately need your help.

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