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Adirondack Women in History, Inc.
Botanist Lucy Millington, originally Lucy Bishop, was born in 1825 in the hamlet of New Russia. Millington was highly knowledgeable about the plants and trees of New York State. During the 1870s there was a mysterious blight affecting trees in the Adirondack Mountain region. Experts in the field were baffled and had no explanation for these dying trees. It was Lucy Millington who determined that the damage was caused by Arceuthobium pusillum, a species of parasitic dwarf mistletoe.