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Cooperative extension forester Steve Roberge, left, shows Shane LaBrake, on the Sharon Conservation Commision, a piece of hemlock.

One doesn’t have to walk very far into the Sharon Town Forest before noticing that the once-lush hemlock trees don’t have their needles anymore.

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