Gypsy Moths & Winter Moths
What Can You Do?*
Informational Program Sponsored by:
Friends of Upton State Forest
Upton Open Space Committee
Featuring Guest Speaker:
Director of Forest Health Program
Department of Conservation and Recreation
April 14, 2016
15 Milford Street
Upton, MA 01568
This free program, which is open to the public, is sponsored by Friends of Upton State Forest and the Upton Open Space Committee. Ken Gooch, Director of the Forest Health Program for the Department of Conservation and Recreation will speak about these destructive pests, their impact on our yard trees and forests, and what can be done to lessen the severity of the damage they cause.
The last time this area had a serious gypsy moth infestation was the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. It lasted for several years. The difference this time is that the population of winter moth appears to be building at the same time. You may have noticed the pests last year, but the number of buff-colored gypsy moth egg masses indicates that the population is building again. Both pests defoliate trees and shrubs. This weakens the trees leaving them vulnerable to disease and the additional stress of drought.
Questions can be directed to Friends of Upton State Forest via telephone at (508) 529-6610 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Information provided by Friends of Upton State Forest. Date, time and location subject to change.