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Canada’s Carolinian forest capital to spray 283 acres this year for gypsy moth control

Unchecked, significant tree loss could result


January 8, 2021
By Simcoe Reformer

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A gypsy moth caterpillar. MNR photo

A southern Ontario municipality that is home to Canada’s largest concentration of Carolinian forests will spray 283 acres of tree cover to keep gypsy moths in check. The past two years saw significant damage with the insects stripping trees of their foliage, and Norfolk County’s forest conservation officer said another year of defoliation could lead to significant tree loss.

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