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Oakville to remove gypsy moth egg masses from its street trees this fall to reduce populations

Pest targets mainly maple, birch, beech and oak


September 3, 2021
By InHalton

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A gypsy moth caterpillar. MNR photo

The Town of Oakville, Ont. will be taking action this fall to save about 2,300 street trees from destruction caused by the European gypsy moth. The plan is to remove egg masses from the trees in an effort to reduce populations in 2022. The non-native pest tends to target mainly maple, birch and beech trees as well as all species of oak.

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