Rockport wants citizens to help locate and map brown tail moth infested trees

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 1:30pm

ROCKPORT — Rockport is asking citizens to locate and identify trees in town that are affected by the brown tail moth invasion.

After finding those trees, visit https://rockport.reportitfixit.net/

Click on the link.

Click on ‘Report an Issue.’

Under the Issue Category drop down menu, Select Brown Tailed Moths from the list.

List the street address or select the location from the map (there is a satellite option)

Add a description and photo (if you like) and your name and e-mail address if you want to be contacted in the future.

Select “Save Issue” (at the bottom) and you are done.

“Hint, it is easier, if you do it directly from your smart phone, while standing near (but not too close) to the tree, it automatically locates you on the map,” according to a news release from the town.

“If enough people take part in this, we will begin to create a map of effected areas and a contact list of people needing help with the problem,” the town said, in the release/ “It is not a solution at this point, but when a comprehensive solution is developed, we will have an inventory of affected areas and properties.”

In the meantime, here is a link that may be helpful: maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/vector-borne/browntail-moth/index.shtml