Our purpose was to find out how Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is affecting Milliken Mills Woods (MMW) in Old Orchard Beach, and where would be the most effective place to release the predator beetles, Sasajiscymnus Tsugae. This is important because there is an infestation of HWA in Milliken Mills Woods that could possibly kill the hemlock trees. We used the Gulf of Maine Research Institute’s protocol to collect data on the hemlock trees. On March 9th, 2023, we found one infested branch on the North side of MMW. On the South side, we found a heavy infestation. Based on that data, we decided to release the predator beetles on the South side trees.
B, Miriam; T, Jacob; C, Marcus; and S, Lily
"Predator Beetles Will Be Released in Milliken Woods South,"
Findings from the Field: Vol. 6, Article 18.
Available at: https://findings.gmri.org/journal/vol6/iss1/18