Hemlock woolly adelgids hit Cayuga basin

hemlock wooly adelgidHemlock Woolly Adelgids – an exotic pest from Asia first found in the U.S. in 1951 near Richmond, Va., has found its way into the Cayuga basin. According to a USDA pest alert, this pest threatens the health and sustainability of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) in our area, and the Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana) further south.

If you spot any in our neck of the woods, please let Mark Whitmore in the Natural Resources Department at Cornell know: mcw42@cornell.edu.

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