Elongate Hemlock Scale Too?!

November 14, 2017

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST?
I was out near White Lake, Sullivan County last week examining some hemlock trees. I think many are familiar with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) & their devastating impact on hemlock trees. However, these trees were mostly absent of HWA. Instead they were riddled with Elongate Hemlock Scale (Fiorinia externa), a native of Japan. They also kill the tree similarly to HWA. 

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (Not Elongate Hemlock Scale)

Elongate Hemlock Scale

May the forest be with you,

Ryan Trapani

Director of Forest Services

Catskill Forest Association