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PAGE19MAZINAIGANFALL2014areas.Thesequarantinesmakeitillegaltotransportuntreatedfirewoodorashlogsoutofcountiesincludedinthequarantine.Butquarantinesareonlyasgoodaspeoplesawarenessofthemandtheirwillingnesstofollowtherules.Itonlytakesonecarelesspersontostartanewinfestation.DontbetheweaklinkinthechainYoucanhelpbywatchingforthesymptomsinthesephotoswhenyoureoutgettingfirewoodorjustwalkingaroundtown.YoucanhelpPleasedontmovefirewoodTree-killingforestpestssuchasEABandtheAsianlonghornedbeetlewhichdestroysmapleandbirchareeasilytransportedonfirewood.HarvestorbuyfirewoodclosetohomeandburnitwhereyoubuyitIfyouseeanyofthesesignsinashtreespleasereportitYoucancalltheUSDANationalEABHotlineat1-866-322-4512orcontactGLIFWCat715-682-6619ext.2126.FormoreinformationontheEABseehttpemeraldashborer.info.TraditionscultureatriskKathyKaeKathyKaeisanEasternChero-keefromMichiganwholiveswithherhusbandinnorthernWisconsin.Sheiswell-knownintheAshlandareaforherhigh-qualityutilitariananddecorativebaskets.KayvoicesherconcernsaboutthefutureofashThetraditionalknowledgeofharvestingandweavingblackashhasbeenhandeddownforgenerationsandgenerationsandisagiftfromthosewhocamebeforeus.Sharingthisknowledgeisanobligationwetakeonwhenwelearnitourselves.IvesharedthisknowledgewithmygranddaughterbutwillshebeabletoshareitwithhersWecandocumenthowweharvestandweavesoifwelosetheashtreeswewillstillhavethatknowledgeincaseonedaytheEABiseradi-catedandthetreesgrowagain.Myfearthoughisthatduringthatgapofhowmanygenerationsthatitmighttakeifevertobringtheashtreebacktheinter-generationalactofsharingthatknowledgefromgrandmothertogranddaughterandalltheintimateheartfeltclosenessandSpiritualitythatgoeswithsharingthatknowledgecouldbelost.AprilStone-DahlBadRivertribalmemberAprilStone-Dahlisamakerofblackashbaskets.SheandherhusbandJarrodcreatedtheirbusinessWOODSPIRITin2000andhavesharedtheirskillsbothfarandwidecraftingblackashbasketsbirchbarkcanoesbarkbasketsspoonsbowlsandotherutilitarianobjects.Learningaboutthenaturalworldandhowourancestorswereabletoliveinbalancewiththeearthisvitalforhumankindtoday.Iwishtopickupthoseskillsandteachingsleftalongsidethepathlongago...andworkingwithblackashisbutasmallpartofitsaysStone-Dahl.Letusmakethefutureofblackashbasket-makingpossibleandhelppreventthespreadoftheemeraldashborer.Pleasedontmovefirewood.InvasivespeciesthreatenlifewaysContinuedfrompage1AdultEABbeetlesareonlyaroundfromJunethroughearlySeptember.Theytendtostayinthetreetopswheretheyoftenescapedetection.PhotobyDanielHermsOhioStateUniversitywww.bugwood.orgTheemeraldashborerkillsashtreesfromthetopdown.Asthebranchesdieinfestedtreesshootoutfromthetrunkinastruggletosurvive.PhotosbySteveGarskeThelarvaetunnelunderthebarkdestroyingthetreesfood-transportingtissue.EmergingadultsleaveD-shapedexitholesinthebark.InsetThesezig-zagtunnelscarvedintoashfrewoodareasuresignofEABPhotobyTroyKimotoCanadianFoodInspectionAgencywww.bugwood.orgEMERALDASHBORERWhilepastandcurrentlampreycontrolmeasureshavepreventedthedevasta-tionofLakeSuperiorslaketrouttheyaretosomeextenttheproverbialfingerinthedam.Continuedsurveillanceandcontroleffortsarenecessarytoprotectthefisherybecausethefightagainstpredatorlampreysisfarfromwon.Formoreinformationonsealampreygotohttpglfc.orgsealamp.SealampreycontinuedContinuedfrompage9