In this The Daily Gazette story, Michael Pollard of Davey's Albany, New York, office explains how he and his crews treated several hemlock trees in Vale Cemetery to combat hemlock woolly adelgid. Pollard details what the pest is, what it does to trees and how treatment helps.
Posted: July 8, 2018
SCHENECTADY -- The hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive, aphid-like insect that attacks North American hemlock trees and has recently been found in several Capital Region locations -- is now in Vale Cemetery.
Crews from the Davey Tree Expert Co. on Thursday chemically treated three infested trees in the cemetery. The hemlocks are expected to survive.
The bugs, in time, will not.