NYFOA - Invasive Hemlock Wooley Adelgid with FL PRISM


NYFOA - Hemlock Wooley Adelgid with FL PRISM

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Hemlock Wooley Adelgid (HWA) is an invasive aphid-like insect native to Asia which is present here in Broome County. The insect feeds off of the sap of our native Eastern Hemlock Tree posing a threat to the species itself and our forests as a whole.

Interested in learning about the invasive Hemlock Wooley Adelgid and how you can get involved with its management?

Camille Caceci from the Finger Lakes PRISM (Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management) at Hobart and William Smith Colleges will speak on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County's Auditorium (840 Front Street Binghamton, NY, 13905) on the subject of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA). Doors will open at 6:30 PM with the presentation starting at 7 PM. A virtual attendance option will also be available via Zoom. The Zoom link will be provided only to those have have pre-registered. 

From FL PRISM: "HWA poses a significant threat to the health and abundance of New York's hemlock trees because it feeds by sucking sap from hemlock trees. PRISM is asking volunteers to assist with the detection and reporting of infestations. This presentation will guide volunteers through the identification of HWA, where to locate it, and how to report it. This event would serve as an opportunity to help protect the hemlocks in our area and map the extent of local HWA infestations."

This event is presented in partnership with the Southern Tier New York Forest Owners Association (NYFOA). Admission is free of charge. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 

For more information on PRISM: https://dec.ny.gov/nature/animals-fish-plants/inv...

For more information on NYFOA: https://nyfoa.org or contact Steve Kutney, Southern Tier NYFOA at stephen_kutney@yahoo.com 

Hemlock Wooley Adelgid infestation on an Eastern Hemlock Tree:


Photo by: Photo by Elizabeth Willhite, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org



Free of Charge




Cam Winzinger
Nature/RootED Educator
(607) 584-5001


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County
840 Upper Front St
Binghamton, NY 13905

Last updated February 6, 2024