Educational Ash Borer Art

ash art

Artist Josh Winkler & Educational Art
Photo: Bree McGee

The Emerald Ash Borer continues its devastating spread across North America. Minnesota is in the early stages of infestation, but will too soon go the way of Michigan. It is still the hope of insect biologists to slow the spread in hopes better methods to save ash trees can be developed.

In Mankato, MN, artist Josh Winkler has joined the cause. He is creating a concrete and metal sculpture of an ash stump with larger than life Emerald Ash Borers  The sculpture will be located among a row of live ash trees. The sculpture will include information on the threat to ash trees and the role of people in the inadvertent spread of ash borers. The sculpture provides a glimpse of the future. If nothing improves, the row of as trees will too soon be reduced to stumps, just like the sculpture.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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