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Tree keepers gird to battle Maryland’s biggest ever gypsy moth outbreak (access required)

<br /><br />As the insects sleep, snug in their egg masses, forest managers are marshaling forces to battle what is expected to be Maryland’s biggest infestation of gypsy moth caterpillars in at least six years.<br /><br />They are begging money and charting a strategy for spraying pesticides this spring on 50,000 acres, mainly in western Maryland from Garrett County to the forests around Camp David.<table width="200" align="right" border="5" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="0"><tr><td bgcolor="blue"><b><center><font color="ffffff">GYPSY MOTHS</center></b></td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="cccc99"><b><font size="-1">