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What You Need to Know as Gypsy Moths Emerge in Boston in 2018

In this Boston Metro story, Kevin Narbonne of Hartney Greymont, a Davey company, details what to expect as gypsy moths begin to emerge in Boston this year. Narbonne explains the damage they can do and how you can help proactively protect your tree.

Narbonne works at Hartney's Needham, Massachusetts office.

Posted: May 7, 2018

May is finally bringing some warmer weather to Massachusetts, but it also brings some annoyances like gypsy moths, an invasive species that damage trees all across the commonwealth.

Gypsy moths begin to emerge as caterpillars in May, and in past years these pests have ravaged Massachusetts trees. In 2017, more than 920,000 acres of forest were defoliated by gypsy moths.

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