Basket Trees - Saving a Tradition
For centuries, Wabanaki artisans have woven exquisite baskets from brown ash. Now this ancient art form is at risk. An invasive beetle called the emerald ash borer has already killed tens of millions of ash trees in the Midwest and Canada, and it’s heading toward Maine. Researchers are teaming up with Wabanaki basket makers to try to prevent, detect and respond to this threat.