Michigan Receives $600K Grant to Help Save Eastern Hemlocks

Despite efforts from state officials to stop the spread of the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA), this invasive insect continues to pose a serious threat to Michigan’s hemlock trees. According to some estimates, there are currently 100 million hemlock trees in Michigan at risk of infection by the HWA. Fortunately, there might be a solution for… Read more »

State Officials Work to Slow Spread of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a quarantine on hemlock tree movement in four counties in Western Michigan. The order came after state officials discovered a significant infestation of an aphid-like invasive species in Allegan, Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties. Native to Japan, the hemlock woolly adelgid has been problematic in eastern… Read more »

Are you celebrating Arbor Day?

Earlier this week, people from all corners of the puerile world celebrated Earth Day. Today is another eco-friendly day. Yes, it is the last Friday in April and that means one thing: Arbor Day! Arbor Day’s mission is a simple yet ambitious one: to celebrate trees, particularly by planting and nurturing them. Founded in 1972… Read more »

The ash tree is in danger

At Cold Stream Farm, we believe in keeping trees healthy and strong. Unfortunately, there are many threats to trees. Have you heard of the emerald ash borer? Many describe it as a scourge. It is a green beetle native to Asia. It appeared in the United States sometime in the 1990s and is now present… Read more »