When: Wednesday, February 22 at 6:00pm
Where: Patten Free Library in Bath
Join us to learn more about this insect– its effects on trees in Bath and unfortunately, on ourselves!
Many of us were made aware of the presence of the browntail moth last spring and summer. The distinctive, fuzzy caterpillars munching on the leaves of our trees. For some of us, that oh-so unfortunate and itchy rash that developed after a walk in the woods or time spent in our backyards.
The browntail moth, a destructive invasive insect, can defoliate a tree just as buds are opening in the spring. The moth’s microscopic hairs can also cause rash and respiratory problems in humans.
The event is free and open to the public.
Bath arborist, Kyle Rosenburg
UMaine Extension staff member, Lynne Holland
a representative from the medical community
There will be time for questions from the audience.
Thanks to our fellow sponsors: the City of Bath, Maine Board of Pesticides Control, and UMaine Extension.
Links to more information about Browntail moths:
Information session with Charlene Donahue about brown tail moth in Bowdoinham, June 8, 2016: http://www.townhallstreams.com
Webinar on Browntail Moth on Maine School Grounds: How to Recognize, Treat and Manage it. (Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. Aired 11/17/16)- Webinar link: http://stateofmaine.adobeconne
Clearinghouse for brown tail information: https://www.facebook.com/Midco