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Monday, January 25 • 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Responding To Hemlock Wooly Adelgid In Michigan

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AUTHORS: John Bedford, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development

ABSTRACT: Hemlock are important to fish and wildlife habitat in the Great Lakes region, providing cover to birds and mammals and regulating stream temperatures. More than 100 million mature hemlocks grow in Michigan. The hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) is decimating hemlock in the eastern U.S.; however there is a large spatial gap between eastern U.S. hemlock and Midwest hemlock. HWA has been found in Michigan in several places since 2006 and some of those sites have been eradicated. Work to eradicate HWA at the remaining sites continues. Preliminary work at two sites where HWA was detected in 2015 in western Michigan indicates the infestations have been present for a number of years. For the first time, hemlock decline has been documented in Michigan from HWA. Eradication of HWA from Michigan will take multiple years and considerable resources will be needed.

Monday January 25, 2016 3:40pm - 4:00pm EST
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