Hemlock woolly adelgid made headlines once again this week with a spot in the Democrat & Chronicle, highlighting infestations in the western region of New York State. The article, which can be found here, contains reports from Monroe and Livingston counties, both of which have seen HWA populations begin to weaken local hemlocks. While treatment continues in places like Durand-Eastman Park and elsewhere, there are still many more trees at stake.
Even while foresters and parks officials are fighting the spread of HWA, it is important to remember that each of us can be on the front lines of this battle. The importance of early detection and rapid response to infestations cannot be overstated, especially since we are already losing many trees to HWA throughout New York. That’s why it is critical to get involved now, before it is too late. You can go to our Getting Involved page to learn more about helping us keep the legacy alive.