It's not new to New York, but the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is new to the Adirondack Park. The Department Environmental Conservation calls it 'an aggressive, devastating invasive insect' that can take down a Hemlock tree in a few years.

The insect was most common down state, but in July of last year the DEC reported finding them for the first time in the Lake George area of the Adirondack Park. To date 43 counties have reported finding HWA. Here's how you can help.

Cornell Cooperative Extension will host a workshop at Delta Lake State Park from 1 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.this Saturday. It's free and you'll learn how to identify HWA and report it to the DEC. It will also include a field session, so dress appropriately. For more Information and to pre-register call Megan Pistolese at 315-387-3600 ext 7724 or email:


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