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Cankerworms, The Invasion Continues

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What are the bands on the trees all around Charlotte? What are they for?

It is strips of glue and they are to fight cankerworms. These pests have been around in Charlotte for more than 20 years. The problem with cankerworms is they eat leaves in the spring as the tree blossoms. It only takes a few years for an untreated tree to be completely destroyed by the worms.

The City of Charlotte has listed a three step process on how to protect trees from the worms:
Step 1: Install a strip of cotton or insulation around the tree at least three feet from the ground and below the lowest limb.
Step 2: Position a band of roofing felt over the strip and attach it to the trees with the staple gun. Avoid using stapes on small, young or thin barked trees. Instead use electrical tape to hold the bands.
Step 3: Using disposable gloves and a putty knife, put a film of glue directly on the band, approximately 1/8' thick.

Although no one knows why the cankerworm problem is so serious in Charlotte arborist believe this method is the best way to fight back.
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