Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), a nonnative insect, has resulted in the mortality of eastern hemlock trees throughout much of their range in states to the southeast of Ohio. The potential loss of eastern hemlock in Ohio seriously threatens the unique ecosystems and the tourism that depends on them in places like the Hocking Hills and Mohican Regions of Ohio. Learn about the status of this pest in Ohio, how Ohio is proactively managing it, and how you can help.
To get your free copy of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: Managing a Nonnative Invasive Pest in Ohio, OSUE Bulletin 962 contact your county’s Ohio State University Extension Office. Hopefully you are a frequent vistior to your local Extension Office, but if you don’t know where to find them visit: http://extension.osu.edu/locate-an-office.
This publication is also available at https://estore.osu-extension.org/; however, if you order online shipping and handling fees of $5.58 will be charged.
Now is the time of year that HWA is becoming visible again, so if you’ve got hemlocks in your woods or yard, it is a good time to start looking. Just flip over the ends of the branches and look for white woolly massess where the needles are attached to the twigs. Early infestations may consist of a few or even a single woolly mass. If you suspect HWA on your hemlock tree(s) contact one of the following:
Ohio Department of Agriculture firstname.lastname@example.org 614-728-6270
ODNR Forestry, Tom Macy, email@example.com
OSU Extension, Dave Apsley, firstname.lastname@example.org