Volunteers try to save Ottawa park’s trees from defoliation by gypsy moth caterpillars
Insect first came to North America in 1860
June 24, 2021 By CBC News
Volunteers have gathered to save an Ottawa park’s trees from defoliation at the hands of gypsy moth caterpillars. This year is expected to be a bad year for the invasive species that first came to North America in 1860 by a French entomologist. The volunteers are killing the caterpillars in soapy water and wrapping burlap around tree trunks as a barrier to prevent the insects from climbing the trees.
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