Tue, 25 May 2021
The Town of Oakville’s Forestry Section will be undertaking the first gypsy moth aerial spray this Thursday morning, subject to weather conditions.
A second spray will be necessary within 7-10 days of the first, weather permitting.
The town will spray 15 town woodlands with a safe biopesticide by low-flying helicopter to help protect our urban tree canopy from gypsy moth infestation.
Additional ground spraying may occur during the same period to target town trees adjacent to woodlands that have been identified as high-risk for gypsy moth presence.
Thursday, May 27, 2021, 5–8 a.m.
Since the aerial spray is dependent on favourable weather conditions, the date of the spray may change.
Review the spray area map.
During the spray, woodland trails will be closed temporarily and reopen later the same day. There may be temporary traffic delays near the spray areas, expected to last less than five minutes, between 5 and 8 a.m.
There are no special requirements for residents near the spray areas.
For more information on the gypsy moth aerial spray program, visit the Gypsy Moth page.