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By PJ Reilly Lancaster County's forest landowners will be on their own again next spring in the fight against gypsy moth caterpillars.
By Crable, Ad Umble, Chad AD CRABLE and CHAD UMBLE At the J. Edward Mack Boy Scout camp near Brickerville, officials this fall will reluctantly cut down trees killed by rampaging gypsy moths to keep the timber from falling on buildings occupied by Scouts. At popular Gov.
By Ad Crable; Chad Umble AD CRABLE and CHAD UMBLE At the J. Edward Mack Boy Scout camp near Brickerville, officials this fall will reluctantly cut down trees killed by rampaging gypsy moths to keep the timber from falling on buildings occupied by Scouts. At popular Gov.
By PJ Reilly Lancaster County commissioners today are expected to decide whether the county will participate in next year's state-run spraying program to control gypsy moth caterpillars.
By Crable, Ad Two game lands in northern Lancaster County will have to undergo clear-cuts of forest because of a devastating attack of gypsy moths this spring.
By DANIELA FLORES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON There was an increase in the number of trees damaged by gypsy moths this year in New Jersey, but officials nonetheless say prevention programs are working.
By Jan Hefler, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 15--New Jersey officials say gypsy moth caterpillars this year stripped the leaves off thousands of acres of trees -- hitting hard in Burlington County, but doing considerably less damage than was expected.
By PJ Reilly Dave Henry figures the oak trees that dominate the hilltop off Pinch Road, just south of Mount Gretna, have been growing there for the past century. In just the past two years, however, gypsy moth caterpillars have killed nearly all of them.
By Eugene Paik, York Daily Record, Pa. Jun. 26--It didn't take Rhonda Sprenkle long to survey the damage done to the woods surrounding her Hellam Township home. She counted at least five towering trees left lifeless after a recent siege by gypsy moth caterpillars.
By PJ Reilly With the sun warming his back, George Way spent Thursday evening trimming the hedges on his Elizabeth Township property at 214 Fox Road. Way should have been working in the shade, given all the tall trees standing on his manicured lawn.
The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar, is a moth of European origin. Life cycle Gypsy moth egg masses are laid on branches and trunks of trees, however egg masses may be found in any sheltered location. Egg masses are buff colored when first laid but may bleach out over the winter months when exposed to direct sunlight and weathering. The hatching of gypsy moth eggs coincides with budding of most hardwood trees. Larvae emerge from egg masses from early spring through mid-May. Larvae...
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