Band Again Help Reduce Cankerworms in Spring 2023
Now is the time to band your trees. Banding elms, Manitoba maples and fruit trees in the fall helps to reduce the population of cankerworms the following spring.
Each spring and fall, the City of Regina encourages residents to band trees as part of regular yard care. By banding trees, you help keep our community green and attractive, and reduce the need to spray for pests. Left uncontrolled, cankerworms can rapidly harm our urban forest.
Tree banding is a pesticide-free, inexpensive and highly effective way to stop cankerworms from laying their eggs in the tree's crown. By stopping one adult cankerworm from laying eggs, tree banding can prevent up to 400 larvae.
In 2022, the City of Regina sprayed approximately 11,000 trees for cankerworms. In the past, the City has sprayed as many as 30,000 trees. Every band helps reduce the number of trees sprayed in the spring.
Visit Regina.ca/pests for instructions on how you can your band trees.