What is the
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid?
HWA (Adelges tsugae)
is an invasive exotic insect that attaches to the base of
the needles and feeds upon essential nutrients, eventually
killing the tree. It attacks the Eastern and Carolina Hemlock
(Tsuga canadensis and Tsuga caroliniana), which
are both abundant in this area. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
has attacked trees in East TN since 2002. Blount, Sevier,
Monroe and Knox Counties currently have infestations.
If infested trees are left untreated they will almost certainly
are the signs of HWA?
· White cottony masses found on the
underside of small twigs.
· Needle loss and thinning foliage.
· Trees are a grayer shade of green than healthy
my trees be saved? Yes!
As a result of years of research on HWA, nicotine-based chemical
insecticides have been found to be the most effective treatment
can Hemlock Specialists help me?
We offer professional applications
including a soil drench and a stem injection treatment with
imidacloprid. We also provide an organic foliar treatment
with insecticidal soap. Treatments take some time to be fully
effective, so early treatment is ideal. We provide:
evaluations of your tree's health and the degree of infestation.
·FREE estimates and treatment
plans based on your tree's condition and location.
·FREE monitoring of your
tree's health between treatments.
is trained in the most effective treatment strategies and
has treated thousands of hemlock trees in the area. We are
the only company in East Tennessee specializing solely in
treating hemlocks. We have over 3 years of experience treating
the Adelgid and over 10 years of forestry experience and we
are members of the Society of American Foresters.