Fall Update: Treamtent

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 …

Surveys Continue

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 …

Grant funding supports HWA efforts

West Mich. receives funds to help stop spread of tree killer ALEX DOTY • JAN 22, 2018 AT 10:00 AM Original story: http://www.grandhaventribune.com/Environment/2018/01/22/West-Mich-receives-funding-to-help-stop-spread-of-invasives Ottawa County is one of the beneficiaries of a …

State supports HWA fight with grant awards

State Hopes To Squash Hemlock Pest Before It Spreads By REBECCA THIELE • JAN 19, 2018 Original story: http://wmuk.org/post/state-hopes-squash-hemlock-pest-it-spreads A bug that kills hemlock trees has invaded West Michigan. Hemlock woolly adelgid has been …

Task Force Update

Meet the new West Michigan HWA Project Coordinator! Daria Gosztyla joins Ottawa Conservation District as the new Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Project Coordinator working under the recently obtained HWA GLRI …

Task Force Update

HWA Task Force Update Surveys have shown that HWA is more widespread than originally known, but most infestations are related to their original introduction points. The DNR was able to …