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Gypsy Moth – Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program.pdf

 

 

WBPOA AGM MEETING -SATURDAY AUGUST 31st -10:00 - 12:00

BAYSHORE SENIOR CENTRE 

COFFEE & MEMBERSHIP TABLE OPENS @ 9:30

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Updates on Current Issues:

5.1  Defibrillators and First Aid - Tom Goldie

5.2  Drainage Issue at Tripp Lane- Tom Goldie/Keith Salt

5.3  Stones on Beach- Tom Goldie

5.4  Water Levels- Tom Goldie

5.5  Water Quality- Tom Goldie

5.6  Buoys to Mark Boats- Tom Goldie

5.7  Teedon Pit Update- Tom Goldie

5.8  ATV’s/ Solar Radar Signs - Tracey Price

5.9  Tree Cutting at 205 Park Rd - Tracey Price 

5.10 Gypsy Moth Infestation - Spray Option ??? - Tom Goldie

5.11 Phrag Update - Jenn George

5.12 Membership Survey Results - Tom Goldie

 

-Volunteer Appreciation Draw - Jenn George

-50/50 Draw - Funds will be donated to support the fight for the Teedon Pit

 

FYI: 

Electronic Pick Up is Canceled for the week of September 16th

Next Leaf/Yard Waste Pick Up - week of October 14th Thanksgiving

 

Gypsy Moth Outbreak

Four development stages: egg, caterpillar, pupa and moth. Caterpillars are 5-6 centimetres long with five pairs of blue dots and six pairs of bright red dots along their back. Female moths are white with dark markings and cannot fly. Females are larger than males with a 5 cm wing span, males only span 2.5 centimetres.

Outbreak occur every 7-10 years.

 

What can you do now

The Gypsy Moth overwinters in the egg stage often on the bark of trees. Check your trees, your furniture and buildings for a tan spongy mass.  The egg masses can be easily destroyed by removing and burning or spraying with soap and water mixture. In spring, eggs hatch and larvae ascend the trees to feed on the new foliage.  During severe outbreaks, trees and shrubs are completely defoliated over large areas, despite the trees ability to produce a new crop of leaves over the summer, the damage causes significant growth loss.  Understory shrubs and plants may also be affected. 

  

            


 

 

 

 

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