Maine public highlights UMaine researchers protecting trees and traditions from emerald ash borer

Maine Public reported on efforts by University of Maine researchers to help preserve brown ash trees and the Wabanki traditions they support from emerald ash borer and train others to fend off the invasive insects. One of those traditions includes basket making. “When I interacted more with basket makers and harvesters I gained a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of brown ash, in terms of its ties to one of the creation stories of the Wabanaki people, of all four tribes in Maine,” said John Daigle, UMaine professor of forest recreation management and citizen of the Penobscot Nation.