Gypsy Moth Tree Damage


Gypsy Moths cause tree defoliation, as they slowly weaken and kill Wisconsin trees. Defoliation leaves Milwaukee trees unhealthy and unattractive.  When Gypsy Moths attack one tree, if the tree isn't treated, the damage can spread to surrounding trees.  It is ideal to treat the trees in the early stages.

Gypsy Moth Tree Damage Before
Gypsy Moth Tree Damage - Before


We were able to save this tree in the most harmful phase of Gypsy Moth infestation.

Gypsy Moth Tree Damage After
Gypsy Moth Tree Damage - After
Gypsy Moth Close Up

Gypsy Moth Facts:

  • Caterpillars eat leaves of a wide variety of trees and shrubs including oaks, lindens, birch and flowering crabs.
  • High populations can cause defoliation. Repeated defoliation can weaken and kill the trees.
  • The caterpillars can be controlled with foliar sprays. The treatment is more effective if done early in the caterpillar’s growth.

Our Services


Our Certified Arborists diagnose plant health care problems and discuss any pre- and post-service treatment concerns we may have.

Fertilizing and Root Stimulants

Our tree care specialists are experienced in proper tree and shrub fertilization to produce longer-living plants.

Insect & Disease Control

Our Certified Arborists are trained to recognize harmful pest infestations before they cause any damage.

Removal & Stump Grinding

As your trusted tree care experts, we remove your tree and stump in a safe and efficient manner with minimal property disturbance.

Tree Pruning

Tree pruning and trimming is an important part of the tree lifecycle, helping promote a long, healthy life, as well as preventing possible property damage.

Beautiful Spring Tree Budding

Want to beautify?

Is your favorite tree not looking like it used to? Wondering about a certain insect you are seeing? Our team of certified arborists and tree care specialists can help you map out your options.