Rain Date: Tuesday, April 17, 9:00 A.M. to Noon. Gypsy moths can defoliate a tree in a few days, thus weakening it and making it vulnerable to diseases and increases its mortality. In the case of evergreens, gypsy moths can actually kill mature trees. Learn ways to lessen their impact at this Gypsy Moth Eradication Workshop.
Gypsy moths lay their eggs along the bottom of trees and protected areas on rocks, logs, posts, etc. Egg cases can contain upwards of 1,000 eggs and there can be several egg cases per tree.
Egg cases are easy to remove from trees with some simple tools such as an old tooth brush, wire brush, wood scraper, or some similar tool. Egg cases should be collected in a plastic or paper bag or plastic container and carefully disposed.
Steve Emma, an active volunteer with the Volunteers-In-Parks program, will lead this workshop on Gypsy Moth eradication. Participants should dress in old clothes including long pants and long sleeves and wear heavy shoes for the walk along the tow path and trails. Gloves, safety glasses, and implements for removing egg casings will provided by Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. Children are encouraged to attend if supervised by an adult.
Registration is required. Contact Suzanne Buchanan no later than April 13, 2018.
RSVP to volunteer@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org or call 508-234-4242.
Rain Date: Tuesday, April 17, 9:00 A.M. to Noon.