Daigle speaks to Saturday Evening Post about emerald ash borer impact on Wabanaki basket making
The Saturday Evening Post spoke to John Daigle, professor of forest recreation management at the University of Maine, about the impact of the invasive emerald ash borer on Wabanaki basket making. Daigle conducts research into emerald ash borers, combining academic methods with indigenous expertise. “It’s such a strong part of people’s identity. The style of basket you make kind of defines who you are. It’s one of those things that makes it scary when you think about the emerald ash borer,” he said.