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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 die.

What 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 trees.

Can 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 options.

How 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:

·FREE 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.

Hemlock Specialists 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.

 
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