The Destructive Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

May 28, 2017

The Dreaded Wooly Adelgid

Thousands of broken trees line the banks of the Chattooga River. The dead, gray stabs were once evergreen monsters offering shade to trout and picturesque views to visitors. These Eastern hemlocks are native to north Georgia, but they are dying rapidly, thanks to one tiny insect—the hemlock wooly adelgid. In this segment, host April Sorrow talks to Dr. Kris Braman, head of the department of entomology at the University of Georgia about strategies to combat the catastrophic destruction.