American Indian Solutions to Environmental Challenges

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Our Strategies

Collecting seeds, educating the community, and planting new trees every year are some of the ways Mohawk tribal members are working to protect and re-establish black ash stands in and around their reservation.

Key Terms

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    The uppermost layer of foliage in a forest.

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    The establishment of healthy trees through planting or natural forestation.

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    A crop established for the production of tree seed.

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    A non-native plant, animal, or other organism, introduced to a non-local area, which may become a source of environmental disturbance and harm.

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    The presence of a large number of animals or insects that can cause damage or disease.

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Explore: Saving Black Ash Trees

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Try These Questions

Why is it important that TreeAzin, a chemical injected into the black ash to protect it from the emerald ash borer, only affects the beetle?
TreeAzin being injected into a tree
The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment (ATFE) collects and stores black ash seeds for the future. Why is the task of collecting seeds complicated?
This photo shows a black ash tree that will be good for basketmaking. What is the recommended age for a good basketmaking tree?
Black ash tree

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How are the people of this Native community working to repair the damage to the environment?

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