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SALAMANCA – A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. March 27 in the classroom building at Camp Allegany to discuss plans for controlling what's expected to be a major infestation of gypsy moths in Allegany State Park this spring, according to the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Park staff discovered last fall that large numbers of adult gypsy moths were laying eggs in park.

Counts in November determined that egg masses averaged more than 5,000 per acre, with some as high as 16,000 per acre. Masses higher than 1,000 per acre are likely to lead to the death of trees through defoliation, park officials said.