insects http://wfpl.org en Influx of Insects Could Cause Problems for Tulip Poplars This Summer http://wfpl.org/post/influx-insects-could-cause-problems-tulip-poplars-summer <p>An old pest is causing new problems in the Ohio River Valley. The tulip scale insect has always preyed on tulip poplar trees, but the past two years of mild winters mean there&rsquo;s a much higher population than usual.</p><p>The tulip scale insect attaches to twigs on tulip poplar trees, sucks sap out of the bark and releases a clear, sticky sugary substance that&rsquo;s commonly called &ldquo;honeydew.&rdquo; The honeydew is annoying&mdash;it falls onto lawns and cars&mdash;but the real danger is to the trees.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 449 at http://wfpl.org