Gypsy Moth Tree Damage
Gypsy Moths cause tree defoliation, as they slowly weaken and kill Wisconsin trees. Defoliation leaves Milwaukee trees unhealthy and unattractive. When Gypsy Moths attack one tree, if the tree isn't treated, the damage can spread to surrounding trees. It is ideal to treat the trees in the early stages.
We were able to save this tree in the most harmful phase of Gypsy Moth infestation.
Gypsy Moth Facts:
- Caterpillars eat leaves of a wide variety of trees and shrubs including oaks, lindens, birch and flowering crabs.
- High populations can cause defoliation. Repeated defoliation can weaken and kill the trees.
- The caterpillars can be controlled with foliar sprays. The treatment is more effective if done early in the caterpillar’s growth.
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