"The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid" - A Film About The Loss Of An Ecosystem.
It’s an insect few people have heard of - yet it is devastating our hemlock trees and the delicate forest ecosystems that depend upon them. The hemlock woolly adelgid is infesting our own backyards of New York and has already spread throughout the east coast of North America from the Carolinas up into Canada. The documentary, "The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid" aims to engage and educate the viewer on this often overlooked invasive species by explaining its past, present, and what could easily be the future if significant action is not taken. Through the use of archival footage of other invasive forest pests (specifically the Emerald Ash Borer) and cinematic visuals, the film illustrates the vital importance of the eastern hemlock tree as a foundation species in North American forests, and raises the questions of what should be done to prevent the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid and the growing phenomena of invasive species as a whole.
If you are a Teacher, Environmental Educator, or part of a relevant club, please contact us at
The HemlockWoolyAdelgid@gmail.com to see how you can use this film as a free education resource.
Trailer Edited by: Nils Hoover
Film by: Chris Foito