You still have a few days to voice your opinion on a Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, which has taken over the hemlock tree stands at Kejimkujik & National Historic .that will combat the
Matthew Smith,Ecologist, and co-chairman of a task force fighting HWA said that it is a serious concern. It is bad for Kejimkujik. It is attractive for people because the beautiful stands offer a lot of ecological services to animals and plants, a report said.
[email protected] will use your comments to guide its next steps.is seeking input as part of a five-year to combat HWA. All comments must be submitted by September 10 by email to
This tiny, poppy-see-like insect lives at the base of hemlock . It is encapsulated in a white, woolly substance and has a long straw-type appendage that it uses to suck the nutrients out of trees. The tree is then starved and eventually dies.
HWA can also be spread by wind and people movingaround from one area to the next.
Trees can become infected and die within three years.
Smith says there are three methods to combat HWA: insecticide, silviculture, and, for a longer-term solution, the introduction of predators like beetles.
If approved, the hemlock trees with most in Jeremy’s Bay ), and an injection of imidacloprid pesticide into 1,500 trees.will begin in October. It will involve staff using a combination of silviculture (removal of approximately 3,500
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