Treatments have started for hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). The contractor has finished the late spring treatments in June at the northern most extent of the HWA infestation in Mears. This resulted in the treatment of just over 2,100 trees! The insecticide used is anticipated to start controlling HWA within one year and maintain control for 5-7 years. The next round of treatments is expected to begin this fall during the first week of September. The contractor will pick-up where the last treatment ended; HWA treatment will continue to be prioritized from north to south.