Seeking hemlock hedges

The NY State Hemlock initiative is seeking hemlock hedges, infested with HWA or not. Outside NY State? Add your hedge to our inaturalist project! Hedge is now a suggested entry in the hemlock abundance field.

"Hedges made of hemlock trees with thriving populations of HWA are prime candidates for biocontrol. Why? Because predators are easier to catch on a hedge, making it easier to monitor predator establishment and to collect them in order to introduce them in other locations."

Posted on February 10, 2017 11:41 AM by ancientforest ancientforest | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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The distribution of eastern hemlock is surprisingly poorly mapped in many states and provinces, and hemlock is also difficult to identify using remote sensing. As hemlock woolly adelgid continues to expand through the range of eastern hemlock, we need to know where hemlock is found, for monitoring and management of the invasive tree-killing insect. Help us map hemlock distribution by adding ...more ↓

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