Thursday, February 18, 2010

Emerald Ash Borer

This terrible little insect made it's home in North America in around in 2002 in Canton, Michigan..  It is killing all the Ash trees in the forests that the Potawatomi use for making the traditional black ash basket that is such a part of the Potawatomi culture, when ever i hear of the Emerald Ash Borer the first thing that pops in my mind is Pigeon movie on the black ash basket.

Due to a lack of funding the Emerald Ash Borer can only be quarantined instead of eradicated.  So the next time you see a forest full of dead trees, more than likely it is from this littler bug, i recently was walking in the woods and was in shock at all the dead Ash trees, i cursed the bug in my own language, bad behavior (Ke'batse')

On The Potawatomi's Most Wanted List Link
Terrible In The Great Lakes Region
The bad "Most Wanted" list.

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