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Gypsy Moth Public Workshops - Experts Share Advice On How To Protect Trees On Private Property

Nov 15, 2013

The City of Mississauga invites residents to workshops to find out how to protect trees on private property from Gypsy moth damage:

When/Where 
Friday, November 22, 4 to 6 p.m.
Port Credit Memorial Arena (Credit Room), 40 Stavebank Road North

Saturday, November 23, 9 to 11 a.m.
Huron Park Community Centre (Picnic Area A), 830 Paisley Blvd. West
**This event will be outside so please dress for the weather**

Saturday, November 23, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Lorne Park Library (Program Room), 1474 Truscott Drive

Who
City of Mississauga Forestry staff in partnership with BioForest Technologies Inc., a company that specializes in developing pest management strategies and tools, will provide

* information to answer questions about the steps residents can take to treat Gypsy moth on private property
* hands-on demonstrations
* City update on proposed plan for combating this pest 

What 
The European Gypsy moth is a pest found in many locations throughout North America. The caterpillar eats the leaves of trees which damages the overall health of the tree. Gypsy moth is most commonly found on species such as maple, elm, oak, willow, birch and aspen.  Gypsy moth will always be present in the City of Mississauga.  Treatment will not eliminate the Gypsy moth population but will reduce its population and the destructive loss of leaves on trees.

More Information 
Pre-registration is not required.  Participants will receive a free moth trap (one per household).   To learn more about Gypsy moth, go to mississauga.ca/gypsymoth or call 311 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits).

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.






Media Contact:
Dolores Bartl-Hofmann
Senior Communications Advisor, Community Services
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5051
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   dolores.bartlhofmann@mississauga.ca


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