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Gypsy Moth Public Workshop — Experts Share Advice on How to Protect Trees on Private Property

City services | April 8, 2014

The City of Mississauga invites residents to a workshop to find out how to protect trees on private property from Gypsy Moth damage.

When:
Saturday, April 12, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where:
Lorne Park Library (Program Room), 1474 Truscott Drive, Mississauga, ON

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:

  • steps residents can take to treat Gypsy Moth on their own property
  • hands-on demonstrations (may be outside, please dress for the weather)
  • an update on the City’s proposed plan for managing this pest in 2014

What:
The European Gypsy Moth is a pest found throughout North America. The caterpillar eats the leaves of trees which may damage the overall health of the tree. The Gypsy Moth is most commonly found on tree species such as maple, elm, oak, willow, birch and aspen. The Gypsy Moth will always be present in the City of Mississauga. Treatment will not eliminate the Gypsy Moth population but will reduce its numbers and lessen its impact 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, visit mississauga.ca/gypsymoth or call 311 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits).

Media Contact:
media@mississauga.ca