Category Archives: Ornamental Trees

Eddie’s Corner: Check for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Now

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, April 20, 2015

HemlockNow is the right time to check for HWA on your trees. If you find them, it is also the right time to begin control efforts. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is a tiny insect about 1/32 of an inch long that feeds on the sap of our hemlock trees. They have been moving southward down the Appalachian Mountains and have been in our area for over 10 years. Many of you have already treated your trees, but it may be time for a second treatment. Remember, the normal treatment only lasts 5-7 years, so check your trees and your records to see when you last treated your trees.  Continue reading