Treating hemlock trees for this destructive non-native insect increases the chance of preserving genetic material of hemlock trees throughout the state. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment Cost-Share Program can help landowners and organizations offset project costs of the treatment of approved eastern or Carolina hemlock trees. Cost-share payment is a reimbursement up to 100% of direct project costs up to $500. If the sum of project costs is over $500, then cost-share payment will be $500 OR 50% of direct project costs, whichever is higher. Cost-share payment may not exceed $1,500 per organization or landowner. Treatment of hemlock trees must be one of the approved methods listed below and all trees must be assessed by a DOF forester prior to enrollment.
Eligible applicants include Virginia landowners and organizations (e.g., municipalities, non-profits, educational institutions and homeowner associations).
Eligible treatments include:
- Trunk injection of an imidacloprid product
- Soil drench of an imidacloprid or dinotefuran product
- Soil injection of an imidacloprid or dinotefuran product
- Basal bark spray of an imidacloprid or dinotefuran product
All applications not done by landowners on their property must be conducted by a Certified Pesticide Applicator in good standing with VDACS. All treatment applications must be conducted in accordance with the directions for use as they appear on the product label that has been approved by the EPA.
Review publications in the Resource Library for program specifics and additional information on hemlock management.
Complete Form 6.7 Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Cost-Share Application. If there are multiple landowners, Form 3.10 Multiple Landowners Supplement will be required.
Apply by contacting your local DOF forester.
|Hemlock Tree Management – Protection from the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid||FT0063|
Forestry topic information sheet discusses treatment options to protect hemlock trees from the damaging hemlock woolly adelgid.
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|Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Soil Drench Treatment|
Video on how to treat hemlock trees using the soil drench method.
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|Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment Cost-Share Program – Application Process and Information|
Document provides guidance through the application process for the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment Cost-Share Program offering financial assistance for treating hemlock trees.
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|Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment Cost-Share Program Application||6.07|
Application form to be completed to apply for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Treatment Cost-Share Program.
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|Multiple Landowners Supplement||3.10||Form||View||finance financial-assistance financial-assistance-forest-management financial-assistance-water-quality financial-assistance-forest-health forest-health forest-management water-quality||form|
|Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification (Virginia Dept. of Accounts)||W-9||Form||View||finance financial-assistance-urban-and-community-forestry financial-assistance-forest-health financial-assistance-water-quality financial-assistance-fire-and-emergency-response financial-assistance-forest-management fire-and-emergency-response forest-health forest-management urban-and-community-forestry water-quality||form|
A variety of financial assistance programs are available through DOF and partner agencies for forest management activities to improve forest health.