does any1 kno wat the purple things r...

does any1 kno wat the purple things r n the trees?

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ashley

Demotte, IN

#1 Jun 23, 2010
I know how stupid it sounds but nobody seems to be able to tell me.
Yep

Ashland, KY

#2 Jun 23, 2010
They are for the bats honestly lol...because they were carrying some kind of disease thats why they closed carter caves.? not sure why
I heard

Canfield, OH

#3 Jun 23, 2010
That it is an insect collector for the dept. Of agriculture.
bill nye

United States

#4 Jun 23, 2010
they trap a specific type beetle that attacks certain hardwood trees. The beetle is attracted to the color purple.
tenfour

Huntington, WV

#5 Jun 23, 2010
I heard same thing- insect/mosquitoe catchers
alex

Ashburn, VA

#6 Jun 23, 2010
yeah, insect trackers. That's why they are telling people not to bring in firewood from out of state or take it out of state. They are attacking the trees and they want to see how far they have spread.
ashley

Ashland, KY

#7 Jun 23, 2010
okay, thanks :D that's interesting, i'm glad somebody knew
ashley

Ashland, KY

#8 Jun 23, 2010
btw...i don't know why it says i'm from little rock and middletown, i live in ashland
kitchen queen

Ashland, KY

#9 Jun 23, 2010
kills mosquitoes
ranger rick

Chesapeake, OH

#10 Jun 23, 2010
these are emrald ash borer traps,the dept of agiculture puts them out to see how far the borers have migrated in ky and surounding states
THIS IS WHY I KNOW

Ashland, KY

#11 Jun 23, 2010
it is an insect collector for the dept. Of agriculture. so they can see what insects are still around an what new ones are around an if there are new kinds,,,its not just for one thing its for all kinds of studies.do to weather changes,what is killin trees,what new ones are in are area that was not befor,an what ones are leavin the area an trying to find out why.an how far some migrate an see if there pattrens have changed ,because when new insects come in then area it brings other things an makes some things leave,witch may not be a good thing...an some may pack things that can infect us..THAT IS WHY

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