Invasive insect now confirmed on East side of Skaneateles Lake

Skaneateles-area residents are concerned about an invasive insect which could change the look--and water quality of their Lake. There's an information meeting on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Monday evening at Spafford Town Hall

A tiny insect that attacks and eventually kills big evergreens, has now been confirmed on the east side of Skaneateles Lake.

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid's threat is of especial concern because the big Hemlock trees that dominate the lakeshore are also key to the water quality of the Syracuse water supply, as well as being part of the tourist draw for Skaneateles.

There's an information meeting on the insect, and possible strategies to stop its damages, at Spafford Town Hall on Monday evening, 6 - 7pm.

Our previous story on the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid had details on the insect and the threat it poses.