Parks and Forestry staff is currently working on safe ways to reduce the Tussock Moth Caterpillar populations in our parks. Cultural practices are being used, including washing caterpillars off the play structures with pressurized water and manually sweeping up the caterpillars. In higher infestation areas, we will begin to treat with an insecticide as time and weater conditions allow. The chemical being applied is Evergreen Pyrethrum Concentrate. It’s a broad spectrum botanical insecticide derived from the chrysanthemum flower. It delivers fast and effective control of the Tussock Moth Caterpillar and degrades quickly in sunlight. The goal is to significantly reduce populations in an environmentally safe manner without impacting other beneficial insects.
Please contact the Parks & Forestry division at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-903-6326 with any questions.
231 North Whisman Road
Mountain View, CA 94043
The Parks Division is responsible for the protection and maintenance of 39 urban parks and 5.0 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails along Stevens Creek, Permanente Creek and the Hetch-Hetchy Right-of-Way. The Division is also responsible for other regional open space throughout the City.
Parks and trails are open from 6:00 a.m. to one-half hour after sunset.
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BE KIND TO YOUR TREES
Our mature trees were stressed by five years of drought. You can help them out by watering them with a soaker hose once a month through the hot summer.
Your trees will love you for it.