Adelgids

Pines and Hemlocks are frequently under attack from the Adelgid!

In the Philadelphia area, the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is a serious threat to Eastern Hemlock trees. Also, certain pines such as White, Pitch, and Austrian are usually infested by the Pine Bark Adelgid. Both varieties of Adelgid can cause serious damage to your yard.

A comprehensive inspection is needed for the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid.  Some signs of infestation include: Dots that appear cottony  under the hemlock branches, gray-green needles, dieback. It is imperative that the infected tree is treated when the Adelgid is most vulnerable, and without treatments, the tree will die.

In addition to the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, the Pine Bark Adelgid can also seriously injure Pines.  In freshly planted trees,  infestation can greatly hinder tree growth.  This pest is easily spotted by what appears to be snow on the tree’s bark. The Pine Bark Adelgid will also discharge honeydew, which attracts other pests as well as sooty mold.

For more information on tree problems and solutions, check out Treemendous Tree’s plant healthcare page.

Adelgid control is essential in order to prevent further damage. If you own Pines or Hemlock evergreens that are considered high risk, Be sure to contact us for your free inspection by your Treemendous Arborist.

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