Take A Stand For Hemlocks


 

Hemlock in a mixed conifer stand (Photo: Keith Kanoti, Maine Forest Service)Description: This volunteer program invites Maine citizens and seasonal residents to "Take a Stand for Hemlocks" by adopting a hemlock stand and surveying it annually for the presence of hemlock woolly adelgid. Participants are trained to identify hemlock woolly adelgid and to apply the detection and monitoring survey methods developed by Scott Costa at the University of Vermont.

For information about the program and upcoming events contact:Volunteers for "Take A Stand" learn how to apply survey methods for detection and monitoring of hemlock woolly adelgid

Allison Kanoti (207) 287-3147

Overview of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Maine

Information for Current Volunteers


Overview of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Maine

Photos of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

 

Downloads:Scott Costa (center) and volunteers examine hemlock twigs for evidence of hemlock woolly adelgid

Instruction Sheet (pdf)

Printable Data Sheets (pdf) page 1, page 2

Report Results

  • Fill out our on-line form or
  • Report your observations (HWA found or not and location) on the Vital Signs Web Site (off-site)
  • Mail or fax data sheets to: Allison Kanoti, MFS Insect and Disease Lab, 50 Hospital Street, Augusta, ME 04330 or (207) 287-2432.

Off-Site Links:

Cover of: FHTET-2006-16 Standardizing Sampling for Detection and Monitoring of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Eastern Hemlock ForestsSampling protocol: Download from the US Forest Service (1.6 MB pdf) (to request a hardcopy contact: Allison Kanoti (207) 287-3147)

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Information PageExternal Link (US Forest Service)

Maine Geographic Information Systems MapsExternal Link (Their Aerial Photography Viewer is a great tool to get the big picture of your adopted stand.)

 

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