|Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Photograph credit:|
Chris Evans, The University of Georgia
I've posted previously on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. It hasn't hit our area yet, but we need to be vigilant and react quickly should it appear since it has the potential for devastating the hemlocks that are probably what most of us think of when we envision the beauty of the Plateau. The video below, put out by the National Park Service, offers some advice on identification of this problem bug and provides hope for its eradication in focused areas.
Click here for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Hemlock Woolly Adelgid webpage.
Learn how to identify the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and report it to the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation if you spot it.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Project
Great Smoky Mountains National Park