SavATree Canine Joins Ambrosia Monitoring Project

This is Misha Oso Selivan the newest partner in SavATree’s fight against Ambrosia Beetle. Misha has been in training for 6 months to seek and signal on Ambrosia infestations. She has gotten much better on targeting . On 12 properties walked she has had 9 true hits. She has joined me ,other alliances and the University of Maryland  with the Ambrosia monitoring project  (AMP). Sometimes the four-legged diagnostic  tool is better the two-legged one.  Here’s a photo of a Crape Myrtle found on a farm that she signaled on 10 yards away which led to a search revealing damage.