- Associated Press - Thursday, October 16, 2014

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) - Crews plan to remove more than 500 additional trees from Bay City State Recreation Area that were damaged by an invasive beetle.

The Department of Natural Resources announced the update this week. It said in August that it found damage from the emerald ash borer at the recreation area near Bay City, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit.

Selected trees that were identified as immediately hazardous have already been removed. Plans call for others to be removed in November.

The group Friends of Bay City State Recreation Area plans to establish a donation program for people and groups interested in helping to cover the cost of new trees. All harvestable wood will be removed from the park by a contractor for timber sales.




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