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Offline jd540b

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Hemlock Salvage
« on: May 12, 2018, 09:00:49 AM »
I am working on a hemlock salvage of a stand infected with Wooly Adelgid.  Infestation is so bad at times it looks like snow flurries from all the white falling.  Has anyone cut much HWA hemlock.  I am
Not allergic to anything-no poison Ive y, bees/honeys, pollen, hemlock saw dust, aspen, nothing.  And after a week of this my eyes are all red and stinging..just wonder if anyone else had experience with it.  No respiratory issues just eyes feel like have smoke in em...😂

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Re: Hemlock Salvage
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 04:23:12 PM »
I havent a clue as to why this has happened to you, good luck with a cure.
We are lucky here, no HWE yet but it is coming.
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Re: Hemlock Salvage
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 04:53:38 PM »
Is it possible the fines of the saw dust are getting to your eyes? Might try some googles for a day or so just to see if it helps.

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Re: Hemlock Salvage
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 07:10:58 PM »
Might not be a bad idea to wear a dust mask. That sounds bad.
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Re: Hemlock Salvage
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 08:36:40 PM »
I think hemlock can be an irritant, especially with prolonged exposure.

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