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.pdf icon September 10, 2009 Governance & Services Committee Meeting Minutes

4. Regional Parks Services

4.1 Douglas Fir Tussock Moth Update - Forested Crown & Private Lands in the Central Okanagan

In follow-up to the August 13th Governance and Services Committee meeting staff were asked to report back whether there is a role for the Regional District to work with the Ministry of Forests on local infestation of the moth as well as whether there
is an issue with regional properties that need to be addressed. Staff reviewed the areas of concern within the Regional District and the role of the District including talking to Interior Health.

Staff report dated August 25th outlined the areas of known infestation in the region.

Ministry of Forest mapping has not yet been completed and the severity level is currently unknown. Based upon the results of further survey, staff anticipate seeking Board approval to partner with the Ministry in any future Ministry sponsored aerial spraying application for the Trepanier Valley and Coldham Regional Park. Appropriate funding levels will need to be determined for the 2010 Regional Parks budget.

THAT the August 25, 2009 staff report on the Douglas Fire Tussock Moth update be received;

AND FURTHER THAT staff be directed to contact Interior Health (medical staff) and municipal staff to provide information regarding the affect of the Moth on public health;

AND FURTHER THAT staff continue to update the Board on issues related to the Moth and infestation within the Central Okanagan.



FYI - The Tussock Moth is a serious health hazard and can cause reactions in people.  It is also very devastating to trees, including some decorator trees that could be growing in your own yard.

This tree is located near the Spallumcheen Industrial Park near Armstrong BC and was already attacked by the Tussock Moth.  The woman whom lived in the house next to the trees had itchy legs from a reaction to the Tussock Moth during the active season.  She did not know why she had itchy legs and went to the doctor for cream to put on her legs.  It wasn't until a pest control company stopped in to notify the owner of what was wrong his trees that it was found out about how the Tussock Moth can cause reactions in people.
Picture of a tree near Armstrong BC that was infested with the Tussock Moth

The homeowner was told that these trees might be salvageable.  The solution is to spray twice per year which would cost approx. $120 per spray, including root feeding the trees.  The homeowner was told by the pest control company that the needles should grow back.


This is a photo of a left over of the Tussock Moth.
Tussock Moth left over.


This is a photo of the Tussock Moth Cocoon on a branch.  The cocoons are found on the underside of the branches on this tree.
Picture of the Tussock Moth Coccon on the tree branch.




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Red Shafted Flicker at Valley of the Sun on the westside of Okanagan Lake BC
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