Hemlock woolly adelgid(HWA) is an invasive insect that kills hemlock trees. Workshop attendees will learn about the impacts of HWA, how to recognize signs of an HWA infestation and report negative and positive observations, learn about volunteer opportunities and state-wide HWA management initiatives.
HWA is currently not found in the SLELO PRISM region (Oneida, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence counties). However, HWA has been confirmed in surrounding regions and has the ability to spread.
Keeping an eye out for HWA helps to track and control the spread of this invasive forest pest. It is equally important to document where HWA hasn't been found, doing so influences management/control initiatives.