Invasive SpeciesHemlock wooly adelgid

Adelges tsugae
NOT FOUND by Flyers5
2012-04-09
Portland ME
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by T. Cutrone, F. Woodruff
Peer reviewed by S. Dolan
Field Notes
I am happy because... "I have a skating dress rehearsal tonight!" -Althea "Because life is good and we have water!" -Finn "Because I just am." -Tyler We see, hear, and smell... A woodsy scent mixed in with smoke from our school. We see the tree with a fence in the background, and the pavement of the sidewalk. We hear a lot of other kids yelling and running around. We are surprised by what we found or didn't find because... We expected to find a lot less Hemlock tree's than we actually found because there are not too many tree's on campus, and we did not realize that a large majority of them are Hemlock. Question and Problems we ran into... How do we reach the needles on the taller trees? Our answer was to find smaller and younger tree.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We were looking for small, waxy, white balls, but we did not find them. We think that our Hemlock tree is free of HWA.
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 43.646573 °
Longitude: 
W -70.268589 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Waynflete School
Trip date: 
Mon, 2012-04-09 11:31
Town or city: 
Portland ME
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot

Comments

The sample looks clean. If you want to rule out adelgid presence be sure to look at a lot of samples!