Hemlock Wooly Adelgid now in the Halifax area 11Aug2023

UPDATE Aug 16, 2023:
Forest ecologist, Donna Crossland, explains the significance of the discovery of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid – or HWA – in Bedford, NS (Audio)
CBC Maritime Noon

Subject: HWA Working Group – HWA Detection in Nova Scotia
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2023
From: Neville, Ron (CFIA/ACIA)
Hi there,

We wanted to pass along the following HWA update from Sherry Lynn Kelly, the CFIA Director of Operations for Nova Scotia.
Good Afternoon,

In early August, the CFIA received a report of a suspected Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) infestation on a home owner’s property in Bedford, Nova Scotia. The resulting laboratory analysis of samples taken by CFIA during follow-up has confirmed the presences HWA. The is the first confirmed detection of HWA in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The affected property has been placed under regulatory control and additional surveys in the surrounding area will take place in the coming weeks to better characterize the population.

Additionally the CFIA is following up on a reported HWA observation in the St. Croix area of Hants County, NS. If confirmed this would represent the first detection in that county.

The CFIA values the continued effort and strong collaboration by the HWA Working Group Maritimes to help manage this serious pest of hemlock forests and will continue to share information with the working group participants. If your teams require additional details or would like to further discuss we invite them to reach out to Colin Banfield or Ron Neville who are the CFIA participates in the HWA working group.
Thank You
Sherry Lynn Kelly (she/elle)
Director of Operations
Canadian Food Inspection Agency / Government of Canada
sherrylynn.kelly@inspection.gc.ca / Tel: 902-802-5715


NS Hemlocks, the Killer Bug and You
On Giants of Nova Scotia, Mar 7, 2021

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Survey Protocol Primer (YouTube)
Ian Manning. Mar 8, 2021. Video prepared for NSCC students conducting survey for HWA
14:40 to 23:30 Good description of what to look for, and look-alikes

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Government, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Parks Canada, MTRI
“Our Mission: We promote research, management, and outreach in an effort to conserve Nova Scotia’s hemlock resources in the face of the invasive insect hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA). Our goal is to provide information to concerned landowners, government agencies, and the general public to encourage the preservation of hemlock.”

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in Nova Scotia (Video)
Documentary about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Uploaded by Soren Bondrup-Nielsen Aug 31, 2018

Nova Scotia Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Update
Slide presentation to Western Woodland Conference, March 3, 2018 by Ronald Neville, Plant Health Survey Unit, CFIA Slides 24-30 on “What to Look For”

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