Regina begins banding trees for cankerworms
REGINA – Cankerworm season is fast approaching and residents are encouraged to band their trees.
The City of Regina has banded close to 500 trees already this year.
Tree banding helps prevent female cankerworms from travelling to the tops of trees and laying eggs.
The damaging effects of cankerworms are seen mostly during the summer.
“Cankerworms are nuisances to our Elm trees, but year over year defoliation can kill the trees over time. Most of the residents really notice them in June, or the cankerworm larvae in June, when they’re hanging out of the trees and defoliating the trees completely”, said Manager of Forestry and Pest Control Russell Eirich.
Not all trees need to be banded in the Queen City only elms, Manitoba maple and fruit trees make the list.
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