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Beneficial bugs released | PHOTOS

Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, looks on as Cayden Young, 8, handles a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
(Dylan Slagle)

Beneficial bugs released | PHOTOS

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A combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts facilitated the release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers into trees outside Westminster City Hall Monday to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the city’s natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
(Dylan Slagle)
Bug release
Predatory mites and the food material they were packed in hang in a spider web in a birdnest spruce after being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
Predatory mites and the food material they were packed in hang in a spider web in a birdnest spruce after being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA. (Dylan Slagle)
Bug release
Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, shows Westminster City Council member Ann Gilbert a box of scale destroyers, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, shows Westminster City Council member Ann Gilbert a box of scale destroyers, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
Bug release
Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, looks on as Cooper Moore, 7, uses his fingertip to place a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall, onto a Holly bush July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, looks on as Cooper Moore, 7, uses his fingertip to place a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall, onto a Holly bush July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA. (Dylan Slagle)
Bug release
Westminster City Arborist Eric Schlitzer shows a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released outside Westminster City Hall, to Sawyer Young, 6, on Monday, July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
Westminster City Arborist Eric Schlitzer shows a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released outside Westminster City Hall, to Sawyer Young, 6, on Monday, July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA. (Dylan Slagle)
Bug release
Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, looks on as Westminster City Council member Ann Gilbert releases a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, looks on as Westminster City Council member Ann Gilbert releases a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA. (Dylan Slagle)
Bug release
Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, looks on as Cayden Young, 8, handles a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA.
Paul Mullins of Bartlett Tree Experts, left, looks on as Cayden Young, 8, handles a scale destroyer, one of the beneficial insects being released Monday outside Westminster City Hall July 19, 2021. Monday's release of 10,000 predatory mites and about 300 scale destroyers was a combined effort of the City of Westminster, the Westminster Tree Commission, and Bartlett Tree Experts to control pest pressure and enhance the sustainability of the cityÕs natural, urban environment which has been recognized as a Tree City USA. (Dylan Slagle)
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