Gypsy moths doing a number on NJ trees
An invasive species is doing a number on New Jersey trees.
State agriculture officials say gypsy moths have moderately or severely damaged nearly 2,900 acres of trees statewide.
Last year, the leaf-eaters only chewed through about a thousand acres' worth of trees.
That's the lowest mark since New Jersey started tracking this activity in 1970.
Still, officials say gypsy moth populations are cyclical.
They'll conduct a survey this fall to determine whether spraying is necessary.
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