Managing hemlock woolly adelgid on Mount Desert Island

Bureau / Program: Maine Forest Service

Date: January 25, 2023
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Workshop/Training

Hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) is an invasive insect which has devastated hemlock forests in the southern Appalachian region. It has been moving north since its accidental introduction in the 1950s and has recently been confirmed in multiple hemlock stands on MDI. The webinar presenters are working together on a multi-pronged approach to mitigate the impact of HWA on land they manage and on private properties. Join this free presentation to learn about HWA and its effects on the environment, what we are doing on MDI, and what you can do about HWA on your property.

Tate Bushell, Director of Natural Lands at the Preserve
Billy Helprin, Director of the Somes-Meynell Wildlife Sanctuary
Colleen Teerling, Forest Entomologist, Maine Forest Service
Jesse Wheeler, Vegetation Program Manager at Acadia National Park


Maine Board of Licensure of Foresters: 1 hour Category 1
Maine Board of Pesticides: 1 credit