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Posted on: July 13, 2023

Watch for Oak Leaf Damage This Summer

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is warning folks to watch for defoliators in their oak trees this summer. The spongy moth caterpillar populations are high this year, but there are some native caterpillars to watch for this year as well. City, Parks, Recreation and Forestry staff have found spongy moth caterpillar's in city trees this summer. 

You can read more about these oak defoliators here.

If you spot damage in a city owned tree, please call the department at 262-569-2199 or submit a concern through our Request Tracker

If you spot damage in your tree, call a local forestry company for treatment.

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