Invasive Insect Threatens Adirondack Forests

Also this week crews with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program have been surveying hemlock trees on Prospect Mountain in Lake George where a dreaded insect, called the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, was discovered in early July. The insect has infested forests in other parts of New York, but this is the first time it has been detected in the Adirondack Park. Forestry experts worry the impact the insect would have on millions of Hemlocks. The infestation discovered was small and in the early stages. Foresters and scientists are hopeful they can stop the insect from spreading with insecticides. Brendan Quirion, the Executive Director of the APIPP, wh was part of the survey team in Lake George, joins us to talk about these two troubling discoveries this summer. To learn more about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid and Hydrilla, visit the APIPP website:
You can help with the HWA APP: an app that can be used to take photos and forward sightings of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid can be found using the App Store, look for the I Map Invasives app.