Got Elk? 2009 / 06-Adelgid Activity
Friday, October 23–Sunday, October 25, 2009
This straw and pin activity simulates what happens to a tree that is infested with wooly adelgids. When the wooly adelgid (the pin) pokes a hole in the tree (the straw), it becomes almost impossible to carry fluid up the tree (the straw). Because the tree’s nutrient transport system is damaged, the tree quickly dies.