About Adelgids (2000)

The status of control efforts and debate since approval of the legislation are well summarized in a news story provided by the Massachusetts State House News Service. Click here to read that story.

See our August, 2000 Woolly Adelgid Page for more information about the pest and our plan of action using the ladybug that is a natural predator of the adelgid. In addition, the September, 1998 Newsletter of the USDA Forest Service, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Working Group outlines the status of biological and chemical control methods.

We have learned that American Western Hemlocks are not hardy enough for New England, and they cannot be used to replace Eastern Hemlocks killed by the adelgid.