It’s Time to Band Together!

It’s official – for a third year, Glenelm is banding together against cankerworms! 

The neighbourhood tree banding campaign is now underway, so watch your mailbox for a green flyer like the one above!

It will give you the name of your block captain and info about how tree banding helps to prevent cankerworm infestations, which can completely defoliate trees in just a couple of weeks.

While their leaves will grow back, trees are weakened and less able fight off disease and other insect pests. Plus, walking through webs of silk and slippery cankerworm poop is really unpleasant. (Remember the “wormageddon” we had in Glenelm in 2019? That’s what we are trying to prevent.)

You can pay for your banding order by:

  • Interac eTransfer to GeNA (auto-deposit; no security Q&A required)
  • Cheque to GeNA
  • Cash

In 2020 (our first year doing a coordinated neighbourhood-wide campaign), we banded over 600 trees. Last year, we banded almost 900, which included all the boulevard trees and many in the parks, too. Let’s see if we can get even better coverage this year!

Watch for a flyer in your mailbox in the next week. Orders are due August 31. Questions? Please email trees [at] glenelm [dot] ca.

Big thanks to all the block captains who are volunteering their time & energy for this project!

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