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HWA Here to Stay?

Posted on Jan 9, 2015

HWA Here to Stay?

It’s official friends, HWA has been found in Chautauqua County. Over the holidays, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) was encountered on a number of Eastern Hemlock trees (Tsuga canadensis) near Fredonia. These trees exhibited the signs and symptoms of the invasive insect’s presence, having twigs covered in white woolly masses and dying needles, discolored due to loss of nutrients. Due to its small size and discrete nature, HWA can easily go undetected until it is too late, and death of the attacked hemlock is inevitable. However, it CAN be stopped and we CAN help the hemlocks...

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