What is that purple box hanging up in that tree? | syracuse.com
Skaneateles, NY -- So what’s with the highly visible, purple box hanging high up on a tree along Route 321?
It’s an emerald ash borer trap, one of more than 150 scheduled to be put up in Onondaga County by contractors working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of a joint federal/state effort. A total of 6,400 traps are being put up this spring in 45 counties across the state.
Is the nasty, ash tree-destroying bug in these parts? “It has not been confirmed ... that’s why the traps are up,” said Richard Pancoe, a supervising forester working out of the DEC’s Cortland office.