Hemlock woolly adelgid surveying
Hemlock woolly adelgid was recently discovered in the western Lower Peninsula. This tiny sap-feeding insect is an invasive forest pest that has killed hundreds of thousands of hemlock trees in several eastern states. In Michigan, the value of hemlock to wildlife for food and cover is a very important.
Officials are currently conducting surveys to assess the situation, but the presence of HWA and its potential impacts on hemlocks are of major concern.
What can you do?
Leave the firewood at home. Hemlock woolly adelgid is spread by the movement of infected wood.
- Michigan Invasive Species website
- Eyes on the Forest program
- Michigan State University Extension
- Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development at 800-292-3939 or MDA-Info@michigan.gov