I fielded a few questions about the defoliation of the trees along the Mass Pike and Route 84 in Massachusetts. It was caused by the Gypsy Moth caterpillar. I saw it myself when I went to Connecticut in July. It reminded me of the early ’90s in New Hampshire. Complete defoliation of the trees! I don’t expect that level of deforestation to occur in NH but we could see some severe damage by the Winter Moth caterpillar on the seacoast of New Hampshire.
While the Winter Moths are invading North Hampton, Hampton, Rye, Exeter, and Portsmouth, the Gypsy Moth populations are dramatically increasing inland in the Manchester, Hooksett, and Concord areas.
Control of these insects is rather easy. Our Healthy Tree Program will prevent a good deal of damage and if you’re not on a program, we can stop an infestation in its tracks with a couple sprays. Are your trees and shrubs protected?
To inquire about a program call me at the office. I will be glad to come out and look at your trees and shrubs to evaluate them.