Tribe Releases Wasp to Kill Emerald Ash Borer
Since the late 90s, tens of millions of ash trees have died in Michigan. They were killed by the Asian Emerald Ash Borer beetle. It’s too late to save many of Michigan’s ash trees. But the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is taking steps to insure that the next generation of trees survives.
Vic Bogosian and his team from the Pokagon Band’s Department of Natural Resources attach a pill bottle and small piece of wood on either side of a tree. Bogosian says the bottle has adult wasps that attack Emerald Ash Borer eggs. And inside the wood.