Are there any trees gypsy moths wont eat?

I understand that oaks are a favorite food of gypsy moths. What else do they like to eat? Are there some trees that they won't eat?
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You're right. Gypsy moths prefer oaks of all types, but other trees are on their preferred dining list too (see below). To avoid damage to your trees from gypsy moth feeding, grow some of the trees on the list of trees resistant to gypsy moth.

 

Trees resistant to gypsy moth:

  • American sycamore; Platanus occidentalis; (4)5-9
  • Balsam fir; Abies balsamea; 2-5
  • Black locust; Robinia pseudoacacia; 4-8(9)
  • Black walnut; Juglans nigra; 4-9
  • Catalpa; Catalpa spp.; 4-8(9)
  • Eastern red cedar; Juniperus virginiana; 2-9
  • Flowering dogwood; Cornus florida; 5-9
  • Golden larch; Pseudolarix amabilis; (5)6-7
  • Gray dogwood; Cornus racemosa; 3-8
  • Green ash, white ash; Fraxinus spp.; (2)3-9
  • Holly; Ilex spp.; 3-9
  • London plane tree; Platanus x acerifolia; 5(6)-8
  • Tulip tree; Liriodendron tulipifera; (4)5-9

Plants favored by gypsy moth:

  • American arborvitae; Thuja occidentalis; 3-7
  • American elm, Siberian elm; Ulmus spp.; 2-9
  • Apple, flowering crabapple; Malus spp.; 3-8
  • Black gum, black tupelo; Nyssa sylvatica; 5-9
  • Canadian hemlock; Tsuga canadensis; (3)4-7
  • Cottonwood, poplar; Populus spp.; 1-9
  • Douglas fir; Pseudotsuga menziesii; (3)4-6
  • European black alder; Alnus glutinosa; 3-7
  • Hawthorn; Crataegus spp.; 4-8
  • Hickory, pecan; Carya spp.; 4-9
  • Linden; Tilia spp.; 2-8
  • Maple; Acer spp.; 2-9
  • Oak; Quercus spp.; 3-9(10)
  • Pine; Pinus spp.; 3-8
  • Sassafras; Sassafras albidum; (4)5-9
  • Spruce; Picea spp.; 2-8
  • Willow; Salix spp.; 2-8

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