Take a Stand Against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Eastern Hemlocks are under attack from Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA), an invasive, aphid-like insect. Slowing the spread of HWA is one of the best ways we can help preserve our hemlock forests. Two ways to “Take A Stand”

  1. Become a HWA Hunter: You’ll become knowledgagble about HWA and actively look for signs during winter while enjoying the outdoors in Craneridge and Sprague Brook Park. Using the iMapInvasives app, you’ll record your search. Interested? contact Gwen at gwenalegre@gmail.com.
  2. All Craneridge Neighbors! If you have Hemlocks around your home or on your street, Adopt them, thereby taking a Hemlock “Stand.” Use the Quick Field Guide below to learn how to ID HWA. If you find something suspicious, contact an HWA Hunter for verification and recording on iMapInvasives.

Learn about Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Cornell Forest Experts Talk about HWA Risks to New York Forests (25 mins)