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Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey Tutorial

Posted on Apr 11, 2019

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is an invasive, aphid-like insect originating from Asia which is devasting native Hemlock trees throughout the Eastern U.S. If left unnoticed, an individual tree will succumb to an infestation within a decade. Early detection of this pest is critical to preventing its spread, and RTPI has been collaborating with several partner organizations and a dedicated volunteer force to survey hemlocks throughout our region.

This video – produced by Joe Gustafson Photography – provides technical information on how to survey for hemlock woolly adelgid. The stars and masterminds of the tutorial are Anna Sena and Shania Nuse, Jamestown Community College students and RTPI conservation interns. The video was created as part of a collaborative project known as the High Allegheny Hemlock Conservation Partnership which includes the Nature Conservancy, USDA Forest Service, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History.

Great work for a great cause!