Oak Processionary Moth (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3980
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In answer to MQ 2014/2257 you state that TfL are contributing financially towards OPM control activity. How much money has TfL spent so far and how much future spend is currently projected?

Answer

Answer for Oak Processionary Moth (1)

Answer for Oak Processionary Moth (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In 2014 TfL spend in the region of £300,000 on tree health issues that helped with the control of OPM.

Predicting annual costs required to control OPM is heavily dependent upon climate conditions experienced during the winter and spring as this affects the survival of the moth and the subsequent prevalence and distribution of nests.