• Cankerworm – Tree Banding Update

    Forestry staff are recommending that now is an appropriate time to remove the sticky bands from the trees.  The City just finished removing the bands on city-owned trees in early January.  This is because most, if not all of the female cankerworm moths have finished emerging from the ground. This will give the trees some time to dry out (breathe) before another band is placed in April to catch the caterpillars.


    Below is  information on gypsy moth and cankerworm lifecycles and approximate timing of control measures to help out. 


    There will be open houses this Spring with additional updates and aerial spraying information. I will update you with these dates, when available.