HWA   Fores-@aol.com
  Jan 29, 2005 12:19 PST 

The link provides access to an interesting paper.
Russ Richardson

Forest Service Releases Plan for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Suppression
[North Carolina] Robert J. Jacobs, regional forester for the USDA Forest
Service's Southern Region, recently signed the Decision Notice for the
Suppression of Hemlock
Woolly Adelgid (HWA) Infestations on the Nantahala and Pisgah National

The document gives detailed information about the agency's plan for
controlling the pest and minimizing the damage it has done to the eastern and
Carolina hemlock stands within the region. According to the document, the
agency's plan calls for a combination of biocontrol-the releases of predator
beetles to control HWA populations-and chemical treatment for maintaining genetic

http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/nepa/hwa_dn.pdf  (75kb)



HWA II   Fores-@aol.com
  Jan 29, 2005 13:03 PST 

More HWA info about recent tests in NC


  • USDA's Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Web  Site  http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fhp/hwa/ It has tons of info as well as links to the USDA specialists working on this issue.