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New York State Hemlock Initiative

Keeping the legacy alive

HWA Found in the Adirondacks

July 25, 2017

the DEC reported today that HWA has been found in the Adirondack region of New York.  The Adirondacks are home to the densest hemlock populations in the state, and DEC is taking swift action to control this infestation. Read more about it at the DEC press release.

What you can do: to help protect the Adirondacks from HWA, look at the hemlock trees around you – at home, at work, on your favorite walk – and look for signs of white cottony balls on their twigs. If you find any HWA in the Adirondack region, report it using iMapinvasives ( or by sending a photo and GPS point to

Tyler Brewer, NYS HI
Tyler Brewer, NYS HI
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