In an effort to slow the spread of HWA throughout Michigan, and locally control infestations, the West Michigan Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (WMCISMA), Ottawa Conservation District (OCD), GEI Consultants and State and local partners are launching efforts to detect infestations and strategically treat HWA to prevent its spread statewide.
If your property is identified as a high at-risk location it may qualify for a free site visit to assess HWA presence on your hemlock trees.
Assessing your property for HWA does not require your presence at the time of survey, however, it will require your permission. We ask that you fill out the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey Permission Form here.
If Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is confirmed on your property, you will be notified.
*Please note that granting permission does not authorize any entity other than GEI or its project partners to enter your property and does not authorize any action other than the HWA survey.
**All information provided will be treated as confidential and will not be shared with any organization not engaged with the direct survey and treatment of HWA
***Please note that granting permission does not guarantee a survey will occur on your property, all surveys will be prioritized by the project team.