In the March 23-29 printed edition on page 10, the Moorestown Tree Planting and Preservation Committee encouraged residents to practice proper mulching around trees.
Mulching in a “donut” shape serves benefits such as reducing competing vegetation, preventing soil compaction and it provides nutrients to the tree as it breaks down. Additional information can be found in the original article at thesunpapers.com/2022/03/14/moorestown-committee-encourages-mulching-practices/.
The committee also asks that community members look for, scrape off and destroy Spotted Lanternfly egg masses. To see what an egg mass looks like, visit https://www.nj.gov/agriculture/divisions/pi/prog/pests-diseases/spotted-lanternfly/about/.
As noted on Penn State Extension’s website, egg masses can be scraped off using a plastic card or putty knife into a bag or container that is filled with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer. To destroy the eggs, keep them in this solution permanently.
Egg masses can be scraped to the ground and smashed, so long as even pressure is applied to the entire mass. For additional information on locating and destroying Spotted Lanternfly egg masses, visit https://extension.psu.edu/what-should-you-do-with-spotted-lanternfly-egg-masses.