A Christmas Humbug

Fleas (Felice) Navidad

The Christmas Tree is a European tradition that has followers around the world. Large numbers of evergreens are produced, sold and enjoyed by people around the globe. Christmas trees are commercially grown in plantations and can be threatened by invasive insect pests.

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Giant Pine Scale and Damage

Christmas tree plantations around Melbourne, Australia are struggling with the Giant pine scale, Marchalina hellenica, a native a Greece and Turkey. The scale can kill branches…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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