Saturday, August 01, 2009

Purple Boxes?

Have any of you seen these purple boxes hanging in the trees and wondered what they were?

We have, so we stopped to take a look at one.

It turns out they are traps for Emerald Ash Borers. The emerald ash borer is responsible for the destruction of over 50 million ash trees in the U.S. since its discovery in Michigan.

For more information click HERE.


3 comments:

Cedar ... said...

There are many of them here in the Adirondacks and Champlain Valley. Good post Laurie!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That's very interesting!

Ann said...

We see these all over the place here in MD, PA, and WV. But they are purple. Never knew what they were for.