|The Botanic Garden
of Smith College
Landscape Update: Winter 2014
Hemlocks from Georgia to Massachusetts are under attack from the woolley adelgid, an invasive insect from Japan that was accidently introduced to the United States in the early 1950s.
The large hemlock hedge at Capen Garden that separates the A - Z Garden and the Jill Ker Conway gazebo has been removed due to decline from infestation.
A yew hedge was planted on the A - Z Garden side of the hemlock hedge when it became apparent that the hemlocks would eventually have to be removed.
A metal archway will be installed in the middle of the yew hedge. Two weeping larches have been planted and will be trained over the arch to create a graceful pass-through as they mature.
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Hemlock hedge before and after
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