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”
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- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- Quick Field Guide to ID HWA: For ALL Craneridge neighbors (1 pg. pdf) and Guide to HWA Look Alikes (5 pg. pdf)
- Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Educational Video (23 mins). A must for HWA HUNTERS. Of interest for all nieghbors.
- iMapInvasive App installation and set-up Video: A must for HWA HUNTERS and any interested neighbor. Used to record location and photos of HWA findings (or no findings). App is free.
- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About HWA: But were afraid to ask. From Cornell University’s NYS Hemlock Initiative.