It is time to band our trees. By applying a glue barrier to the tree trunk, the wingless cankerworm moths are trapped as they climb the tree. For best results, trees need to banded over the next 2 weeks. As cankerworms can move from tree to tree, we strongly encourage you to ask your adjacent neighbors to join you in banding our trees.
Steps to band trees:
- Install a two inch strip of cotton or fiberglass insulation around tree- 3 ft from ground and lowest limb.
- Position a band of roofing felt over strip and attach with glue gun. Use electrical tape for smaller trees.
- Using disposable gloves and putty knife, apply film of Tanglefoot on band, approx. 1/8 in.
Don’t want to do this yourself? Contact Silver Duck Tree Banding Services at 704-779-6476