Invasive SpeciesHemlock wooly adelgid

Adelges tsugae
NOT FOUND by 14newkid83s
2015-04-13
E. Waterboro
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Field Notes
We know that we found eastern hemlock for many reasons. One being that the bark was a dark grey. Another piece of valid information is that the needles were connected to the branches by little stems, and they had racing stripes on the bottom of the needle.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Despite the yellow and orange needles we know we had not found hemlock woolly adelgid because when we looked around the rest of the tree was fairly healthy.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Adelges tsugae
Common name:
Hemlock wooly adelgid
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.582735 °
Longitude: 
W -70.699210 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Massabesic Middle School Campus
Trip date: 
Mon, 2015-04-13 14:16
Town or city: 
E. Waterboro
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Saco

Comments

You mention that you did not find HWA and gave a reason for it being that the "tree was fairly healthy". Can you expand upon that and talk about what characteristics of HWA you were looking for that you did not find? Thank you for the observation!

HWA

When we were checking we were looking for a cottony substance, and small white balls attached to the branches very close to the needles. Which we had not found that on any part of the tree. Thank you for the questions and compliments, we are very pleased!