WATCH FOR THESE DESTRUCTIVE INSECTS AND PROTECT
During the month of November the Environmental Resource Committee of New Gloucester has a display in the library about four insects that damage and sometimes kill your trees.
Information and photos of these killers are available .
Winter Moth : Actively laying eggs NOW at the base of trees until a hard frost.
Brown tail moth : This one that causes intense irritation from Spring until fall
Emerald ash borer: This one is destroying ash trees across the midwest and other regions in the northeast and has recently been seen in Maine.
Asian Longhorned beetle : Destroys many variety of trees
Many of these may look similar to other insects so try to note their identifying features.
The following websites have photos that can help with identification.
IF YOU SEE ANY OF THESE, PLEASE REPORT YOUR SIGHTING TO THE MAINE FOREST SERVICE BY COMPLETING THE ON LINE FORM THAT IS ON THE SECOND WEBSITE OR BY CALLING 207-287-2431
Environmental Resource Committee