Have you noticed suspicious moths fluttering around, though the weather is getting colder and we’re heading into winter? They could be Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata), and the hardwood trees in
Winter Moth is an invasive pest that causes severe defoliation and mortality in hardwood trees. The larvae begin feeding in early Spring on developing leaves with severe infestations causing noticeable
Last month, the Stevens-Coolidge Place in No. Andover, MA had eleven trees treated for Winter Moth pro bono with donated labor and materials from Arborjet and Downer Brothers Landscaping, Inc.