Current Issue: Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

hemlock conesHemlock Woolly Adelgid

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is killing Georgia’s beautiful hemlocks. This exotic aphid-like insect from Asia infests hemlocks, sucks their sap, and kills them in 3-6 years. Hemlocks provide cooling shade for trout streams, food for birds, and they hold soil in place so it doesn’t runoff into rivers. Learn more below including what ForestWatch is doing about this issue and how you can help.

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Forest News Summer 2015: “Status of Hemlocks, HWA and Biocontrol in Georgia”

Forest News Winter 2014: “Beetles Save Needles!”

Forest News Summer 2012: “Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Predator Lab Update”

Forest News Fall 2011: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”

July 1, 2008: University of Georgia Predator Lab Report

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid spread through 2007

Forest News Spring 2007: “Hope for the Hemlocks”

Forest News Spring 2005: “The Clock is Ticking for Georgia’s Hemlocks”

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