Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid has been discovered in the Adirondacks for the first time. A small infestation was found on two Hemlock trees on forest preserve lands near Prospect Mountain in the Town of Lake George. The Department of Environmental Conservation is asking hikers and campers in the Adirondacks to report any sightings of the white, woolly fuzz the insects leave on the underside of Hemlock branches. The toll-free DEC Forest Pest Information Hotline at 1-866-640-0652 can answer questions or be used to report possible sightings. More information can also be found on the DEC website:
or Cornell University’s New York State Hemlock Initiative blog:


Watch our interview with Brendan Quirion with the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program on Mountain Lake Journal from July 7, 2017:

Watch our interview with NYSDEC Forestry Expert Jerry Carlson on the impact Hemlock Woolly Adelgid could have on hemlock and spruce trees in the Adirondack park from Mountain Lake Journal July 8, 2016:

Watch a documentary that looks at the threat and some of the insecticides & natural predators scientists are using to combat the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a film by Chris Foito, will be broadcast Sunday, July 30th, at 10:30am on Mountain Lake PBS.
Learn more about the documentary: http://www.TheHemlockWoollyAdelgid.com