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Mon, Jun 13

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Ottawa

Save Our Trees - Work Party

ONEC Members: Save our Trees from Spongy Moth Caterpillar Defoliation! You’re invited down to the Club on Monday, June 13 at 6pm, where as a group we’ll tackle the first wave of caterpillars.

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Save Our Trees  - Work Party
Save Our Trees  - Work Party

Time & Location

Jun 13, 2022, 6:00 p.m.

Ottawa, 504 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Pkwy, Ottawa, ON K1M, Canada

About the Event

To combat this invasive insect, we need volunteers to “adopt” one or more trees on the Club grounds.  Adopting means coming as frequently as possible over the next few weeks, between 4 and 7 pm if possible, to remove the caterpillars from under the burlap that has been placed on our affected trees.  Removal requires you to bring a container (like a large yogurt container) filled half-way up with water and a few drops of dish detergent, into which you should brush the caterpillars  using an old toothbrush, tweezers, or a stick.  It is important to wear gloves as the caterpillar hairs are an allergen and can cause a rash.

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