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44 GREAT LAKES LOGGING • AUGUST 2018
PRACTICING SOUND FOREST MANAGEMENT
•BUYERS OF STANDING TIMBER •ROAD BUILDING •BIOMASS PRODUCERS •FOOD PLOTS •SAND & GRAVEL •TOPSOIL •GRADING
“Over 40 Years In The Logging Business”
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Once it is introduced, the adelgids can be spread by wind, wildlife and vehicles that brush against infested trees.
COORDINATED RESPONSE
As the map of new infestations grew, the need for a coordinated plan of
action to battle this invasive species was clear.
Staff from the Michigan Departments of Natural Resources and Agricul-
ture and Rural Development, Michigan State University, the U.S. Depart- ment of Agriculture's Forest Service, and the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department formed the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid Coordinat- ing Committee, which cooperatively completed a statewide strategy doc- ument in August 2017.
PREVENTION
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development spear-
heads the first line of defense - prevention.
Along with the 2001 external quarantine, the department issued an inter-
nal quarantine in 2017, restricting the movement of hemlock tree nursery stock and unprocessed hemlock products from, or within, Allegan, Muskegon, Ottawa and Oceana counties.
Staffers provide education, certification and inspection services to nurs- eries and producers handling hemlock in the quarantined counties, and they train certified pesticide applicators on the proper use of insecticides to treat hemlock wooly adelgids. The agriculture department staff also verifies reports of adelgids detected in new locations.
DETECTION AND RESPONSE
The DNR's Forest Resources and Parks and Recreation divisions are find-
ing and treating hemlock woolly adelgid infestations on state lands, includ- ing at Silver Lake, Duck Lake, Muskegon, P. J. Hoffmaster and Grand Haven state parks - spanning the shoreline along these four affected south- western Michigan counties.
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