Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Question:
What are those purple wedge-shaped things in trees hanging in Central New York? Answer:
They are emerald ash borer traps – or Purple Prism traps - which are used for early detection and boundary marking of infestations.
The sooner an infestation is detected, the easier it is to manage.
The emerald ash borer is an Asian beetle that infests and kills ash trees. If you have a question for the Your Stories team, call (315) 446-9900 or email YourStories@9wsyr.com.