Are Tent Caterpillars Moving into Port Orange?
The below images were taken yesterday (Thursday) on Spruce Creek Road across the street from the Park I have not seen these nasty critters in this area since I moved here from the Northeast 20 years ago. These little suckers can completely defoliate a tree within one or two weeks. If a tree is defoliated at this time of year it can go into shock and die back
These images were taken opposite the Park but from the road I notice some of these tents in the top of some trees within the park, near the firehouse. These critters spread fast from tree to tree.
Hopefully, the city can take some action soon. City DPW & Parks staff should be trained to spot these type of infestations.