Searching for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid at Epping Middle School

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Epping Middle School
Scientific name:
Adelges tsugae
Upland - Forest
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EMS.C4.T2 (Jack,Maddy,Alexa,Erika)


Thank you for this report and these pictures. The pictures don’t show evidence of hemlock woolly adelgid, though I do see what appears to be a spider egg sac. I am not sure what caused the needles to fall off the twigs pictured. Without any needles, it is difficult to determine the cause of the twig dieback

Karen Bennett

You have done a great job collecting evidence to support your claims. It is dismaying to see evidence of HWA. I saw it last year at a nearby hiking spot here in Maine http://vitalsignsme.org/species-adelges-tsugae-was-found-sniffly-salaman...

I wonder how infestations are changing over time. I wonder if the infestation at your site is new or if it has changed over time.

Be careful not to spread HWA. I always try to be careful on my hikes at Robinson Woods because we have hemlocks in our yard, and I don't want to bring any HWA home with me.

Thanks for sharing!