Oak Processionary Moths
Symptoms of the Oak Processionary Moths:
Oak processionary moths make the tree weak and therefore it makes the tree more vulnerable to other diseases
Caterpillars feed on the oak leaves which lead to severe loss of foliage
The moths tend to lay on young trees imported from Europe for planting. The moths then spread around to many Oak trees and spread the disease
About the Oak Processionary Moths:
The larvae of the Oak Processionary Moth can affect the oak tree and humans and animals. This can then lead to implications with health . The moths were active in oak trees in and around the affected areas in London, Surrey, West Berkshire and Hertfordshire in the spring and summer of 2016. The disease was carefully controlled with treatment for affected trees with approved insecticide to kill the Oak Processionary moths while they were still young enough for the treatment to be effective. The situation was controlled not long after the outbreak and therefore stopped the spread of disease.