More about Cherry
Bark Tortrix Moth
∑ Originating in Vancouver B.C., it is thought that the pest came by way of ship from the Far East.
∑ All Cherry trees in our Puget Sound wet climate have specific Cherry Fungal and Bacterial Diseases. These diseases are
of utmost importance to keep under control.
∑ The Tortrix Moth is a predator looking for a vulnerable/weak host
in which to plant its future generation; Itís larval young bores into the tree through cracks & wounds.
∑ In general the Cherry trees for, as in: fed and sprayed appropriately, are holding their own and surviving
the Borerís attack. Keeping your Cherry tree healthy and strong is the best way for you to fight this borer.
∑ CBT has invaded other hosts such as plums, apple laurels, ashes, etc.
∑ Once CBT is established host switching becomes rapid as preferred hosts are depleted.
∑ The borer is vulnerable only when they are near the surface of the bark. They come out to clean their
holes in the Spring & Fall.
Adult Moth 0.6-0.7Ē inches