Surveys continue for Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). So far, the pest is still limited to known areas between Fennville and Mears.
The contractor for treatment on private land has been hired, and treatment will be prioritized by from north to south, since there is a much greater population of hemlock trees in northern Michigan.
If you think your hemlock trees may be infested with HWA, there is still time to contact the task force for treatment recommendations.
Do you live in a subdivision or homeowner’s association? Consider gathering your neighbors to check for the pest, like this one did! One of our partner organizations, the Ottawa Conservation District, can join you on-site to help you and your neighbors survey and identify HWA.