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Old 11-17-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Default Charlotte: What are those tree bands for?

Whenever I drive through Dilworth, South Park or Myers Park, I notice a number of trees have this band around the trunk. It's about 6 inches wide and stapled to the trunk about 5 feet from the ground.

I'm guessing that this is for some type of insect problem and I'm very curious as to how it works. If it's for insects, what kind?

Can somebody tell me what this is for, please.
Thanks!!!
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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canker control
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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The bands are to stop the dreaded cankerworm. They also did some aeriel spraying back in the spring (if I remember correctly). Here's an article for you.

Cankerworm fight moves to next front: Tree bands - Local News | CharlotteObserver.com
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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They are there to keep their "trunks up"..

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Old 11-17-2008, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte area, NC
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They are for yuppies to think something useful is happening for them when it comes to bugs in trees.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Thanks guys.
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