Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Landowner Assistance Sought
SCD has received a Sub-Award from a grant administered by the Alger CD, to conduct surveys of hemlock trees in parts of Schoolcraft county. In order to do that work, we are requesting that owners of land within 20 miles of Lake Michigan complete and sign a permission form to grant access by crews to inspect hemlock trees for this serious pest (which is not yet in the Upper Peninsula). An infestation of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid (HWA) would lead to widespread death of hemlock trees, which are a crucial component of forests as they provide thermal protection to deer and other wildlife. Please contact our office for more details or to have a cover letter and permission form sent to you, or stop in our office for more info or to get those. Your cooperation is deeply appreciated, and is crucial to this survey work. No trees will be harmed in conducting this work. Thank you!
INVASIVE PLANTS ALERT -- THINGS TO WATCH FOR AFTER PHRAGMITES TREATMENT:
The two downloadable brochures to the left give useful information on what to watch for once your Phragmites has been "successfully" treated (i.e. it's not likely gone for good!):