Band Now Help Reduce Cankerworms in Spring 2022
Now is the time to band your trees. Banding elms, Manitoba maples and fruit trees helps reduce the population of cankerworms next 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 stops cankerworms from laying their eggs in the tree crown. By stopping one adult cankerworm from laying eggs, tree banding can prevent up to 400 larvae in the spring.
In 2021, the City of Regina sprayed approximately 5,000 trees. In the past, the City has sprayed as many as 30,000 trees. Every banded tree helps reduces the need to spray for pests.
For instructions on how you can band trees, please visit Regina.ca/trees.