Bay City-Area Park To Lose Hundreds Of Trees

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) – Hundreds of trees will be removed at a state park near Bay City because of infestation by the emerald ash borer.

Some trees at the Bay City State Recreation Area in Bay County are 100 feet tall. Reportedly Norman Wood Products is paying the state to harvest the trees and keep any usable wood.

The work could begin next week on more than 500 trees. Park manager George Lauinger says it’s a shame that so much leafy shade will be lost. He says he loved have a wooded park.

A local group that supports the park will be discussing ways to replace the trees. Roger Michalski, who leads the group, says he’d like to see pine, maple and oak trees.

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