Looking for Hemlock Wooly Adelgid at Epping Middle School, did not find any on our tree.

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Epping Middle School
Scientific name:
Adelges tsugae
Upland - Forest
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EMS.C3.T1 (Cassidy W, Abbie R, Emma O, and Gavin K.)


Thank you for this report and these pictures. The eastern hemlock needles pictured aren't infested with hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) or elongate hemlock scale (EHS)--two non-native invasives infesting hemlock. HWA and EHS were found in Epping in 2014, so you should continue to monitor your trees for infestation. You rightly identify the spittle bug sign--spittle--so congratulations on a good observation.

Karen Bennett