How to spot hemlock woolly adelgid

Jason Denham, forester with the state Department of Environmental Conservation, explains tips and tools for spotting invasive hemlock woolly adelgid.

Here, Denham examines hemlock trees infected by the invasive insect near the Buck Mountain trailhead on the eastern shore of Lake George.

Learn more about how to report any sightings here:

About Gwendolyn Craig

Gwen is an award-winning journalist covering environmental policy for the Explorer since January 2020. She also takes photos and videos for the Explorer's magazine and website. She is a current member of the Legislative Correspondents Association of New York. Gwen has worked at various news outlets since 2015. Prior to moving to upstate New York, she worked for a D.C. Metro-area public relations firm, producing digital content for clients including the World Health Organization, the Low Income Investment Fund and Rights and Resources Initiative. She has a master's degree in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She has bachelor's degrees in English and journalism, with a concentration in ecology and evolutionary biology, from the University of Connecticut. Gwen is also a part-time figure skating coach. Contact her at (518) 524-2902 or Sign up for Gwen’s newsletter here.

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