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Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy – Tree-Savers Success Story

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The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy achieving remarkable, sustainable results with Predator Beetles from Tree-Savers. Link: CLMC Hemlock Restoration Article: Hemlock Restoration at CMLC: Biological Control of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Healthy stand of Carolina Hemlocks on Wildcat Rock in the Hickory Nut Gorge HEMLOCKS & HEMLOCK WOOLLY ADELGID: Over the last decade, the exotic forest pest, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) has ravaged our …

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Henryville Flyfishers Club, Pocono Mountains Pennsylvania

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PROBLEM • Massive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) onslaught from neighboring land • Previous pesticides applications of Imidacloprid could not prevent spread of HWA • Loss of Hemlocks and foliage which leads to warming, evaporation, erosion, sedimentation, etc • Ultimate threat to the population of Native Brook Trout and prime stock for Catch and Release SOLUTION • Evaluation and Development of …

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Treatment Failures

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Chemical treatments are simply not sustainable. Until now, conventional methods of controlling the spread of HWA have included physically removing infested trees, planting HWA resistant Hemlock species, establishing state-wide quarantines, and applying chemical pesticides.  Each of these methods has not prevented the spread of HWA. HWA continues its invasion. Pesticides Are Not Enough Pesticides kill HWA in the short-term, but …

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Trees In Crisis

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Hemlock Forests are in trouble. Eastern Hemlocks are under attack by a tiny invasive pest that destroys a tree in as little as 3-5 years, an entire forest in as little as 6-10. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is the culprit. US Forest Service Photo Native to Japan, HWA was first discovered in Richmond VA in 1951 but is now established in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and every …

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The Warning Signs

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“HWA is capable of explosive rates of population increase” – Dr. Carole Cheah HWA is dangerously communicable.  It spreads from tree to tree, property to property, forest to forest and beyond. The woolly egg sacks open releasing hundreds and thousands of crawlers that fall like sand and blow in the wind, are carried by birds and drop onto other animals, …

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State of Maine: Mission Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

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The State of Maine Forest Service has launched a Vital Signs Campaign to engage the public in identifying Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) in the Coastal Regions of the State. Allison Kanoti of the Maine Forest Service has done a great job providing tools and information to help citizens, students, educators and scientists gather data on the spread of HWA.  Even those …

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Tree-Savers™ Reports Successful Launch

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Tree-Savers™ Reports Successful Launch of Private S.tsugae beetle Lab; 100,000 Predator Beetles Now Available to Fight HWA Infestation Initial success of state-of-the-art biological control laboratory offers new hope in the fight to save entire Hemlock forests under attack from HWA Greentown, PA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 Tree-Savers™ is reporting record numbers of S.tsugae beetles successfully raised and ready for distribution …

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TREE SAVERS: Why are my Hemlocks Dying

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Eastern and Carolina hemlocks are dying because of an invasive hemlock-eating pest transplanted from Japan. The pest – Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) – kills hemlocks by sucking the nutrients from the tree, killing it in as little as 3-5 years. Sadly, this voracious adelgid destroys entire hemlock forests in as little as 6-10 years. HWA is what’s killing your hemlocks. …

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TREE SAVERS: FAQS About The ST Beetle

Biological Control of Hemlock Wooly AdelgidDiseas – St BEETLE FACTS “The best option for managing Hemlock woolly adelgid in forests is biological control.” U.S. Department of Agriculture 2005 The more you know about biological control of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) using the S.tsugae beetle (Sasajiscymnus tsugae), the better chance we all have of saving our majestic Hemlock Forests. This involves …

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TREE SAVERS Video: New Hope in the Fight Against HWA

Seeing is believing. Take a video tour of Tree Savers™ new state-of-the-art biological control lab! In our very first season we’re producing hundreds of thousands of voracious HWA eating S.tsugae beetles. There’s new hope for hemlocks…and Tree Savers is making it happen!  

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