This Small Insect Threatening New York Bat Maker
Baseball bats could be in for a change. The Cooperstown Bat Company has released a statement saying that their wood supply could be compromised or threatened. The cause? The Emerald Ash Borer. Yes, a bug. This particular bug lays its eggs in the bark of ash trees. The larvae then do some serious damage below the first layer of bark.
The baseball bats that the Cooperstown Bat Company make are predominately made from ash, at least 1/4 of their bats. They do use other types of wood in their bat making process as well.
For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer and its affect on trees across New York State, click here.
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