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So, if you see a three-sided purple box kite in a tree..

News release from state Department of Agriculture:
NASHVILLE – Purple three-sided insect traps that resemble a box kite can be seen in ash trees across Tennessee in the next few months as part of a surveillance program by state and federal agencies.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA, APHIS) and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) are partnering to survey for Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), a non-native, wood-boring beetle that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in the eastern United States and Canada.
“Trapping is a very important tool for us to know how extensive the infestation is and whether additional control measures are needed to slow it from spreading to new areas,” TDA Plant Certification administrator Gray Haun said. “This year, as last year, traps have been placed across the state as a part of a national survey program.”
The goal of the trapping program is to provide a more complete national assessment and to locate new infestations for possible treatment and quarantine. Nearly 1,400 traps have been placed in trees across Tennessee by state and federal officials and private contractors.

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