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By Abigail Curtis
BDN Staff

AUGUSTA, Maine — Last year’s unusually warm winter may have kept heating bills down but did come with a price: the continued northeasterly spread of an invasive pest that could ravage Maine’s hemlock trees, according to forest service officials.

Hemlock woolly adelgids have been found in 13 towns since May in Cumberland, Sagadahoc and Lincoln counties. Maine Forest Service entomologist Allison Kanoti said this week that she expects that list to grow as summer interns continue to survey the coastline in Knox County next week.

Source: Bangor Daily News