HWA (hemlock wooly adelgid) is a tiny insect pest that has been killing hemlock trees; the pest has been found in Saratoga county. The New York Natural Heritage Program’s Invasive Species Database Program (nyimapinvasives.org), together with partners at the Hemlock Initiative and the Capital Mohawk PRISM is leading an effort by volunteer citizen scientists to identify infected hemlock trees as early as possible.
This class also introduces invasive species such as burning bush plants, oriental bittersweet, and Japanese Barberry. Early detection can be crucial to controlling the spread of these plants and insects (such as HWA) to New York and its northern half, especially where Saratoga County sites.
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Last updated August 29, 2019