Case study

Measuring invasive pest damage in New York

Invasive species
Remote Monitoring
Hudson Valley, New York, US

Spongy moths have been wreaking havoc on forests throughout the northeast for years. The caterpillars of this invasive species eat up tree leaves resulting in defoliation. Looking at high-resolution imagery and analyzing vegetation over time in Lens provides valuable insights to those working to protect our forests on where these moths are and the extent of their impact.