By Bill McNee, forest health specialist, Oshkosh, Bill.Mcnee@wisconsin.gov, 920-360-0942
The DNR Forest Health Program currently has proposed guidance, “Organizing an aerial spray for forest pests: Recommendations and regulations,” available for public comment until May 25. The document can be found on the proposed DNR program guidance webpage under “new proposed program guidance.” Comments can be submitted through this webpage.
This proposed guidance is intended to aid landowners, landowner groups and communities with organizing an aerial spray for tree pests such as gypsy moth, forest tent caterpillar, jack pine budworm and spruce budworm. This guide will be particularly valuable for those interested in an aerial spray for gypsy moth, as the DNR gypsy moth suppression program is no longer available to landowners and local governments.