Preventing cankerworms: how to band a tree

Published at 6:09 p.m. on October 10, 2013 | Modified at 6:09 p.m. on October 10, 2013

City of Rock Hill officials are leading the charge to minimize the cankerworm population next spring. The city's forester led a seminar on Thursday, Oct. 10 to teach others how to band trees. The banding of trees creates a barrier between the ground and tree leaves, preventing female cankerworms from laying eggs. This do-it-yourself video can help residents learn about tree banding. Professional services are also available. The city of Rock Hill is hiring a contractor to band more than 630 trees. Winthrop University plans to band about 300 of its trees on campus.

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