Maine's Ash Trees and Emerald Ash Borer

Division / Program: Maine Forest Service

Date: September 23, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Common Ground Fair, Unity, Maine
Event Type: Workshop/Training

The invasive emerald ash borer (EAB) poses a potentially devastating threat to all three species of ash (brown; green; and white) found in Maine. The EAB is of particular concern to Maine Indian Basketmakers; who rely on brown ash (Fraxinus nigra) to make Indian ash splint and sweetgrass baskets; the oldest documented arts tradition in New England. A panel will discuss current efforts underway building a community of interest and response to an invasive species threatening Maine's ash trees.