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Invasive insect attacks continue to sweep across northern Michigan, laying waste to park trees.

The Record-Eagle reported that Leelanau State Park is losing all its ash trees due to the invasive emerald ash borer said park supervisor Kasey Mahony. Arbutus State Forest Campground in Grand Traverse County is one of several state forest campgrounds plagued by oak wilt, she added.

Others suffer devastation from hemlock woolly adelgid.

Maple trees could be the next victims. The invasive Asian longhorned beetle presents a looming threat to northern Michigan’s maples, said Jason Fleming, Michigan Department of Natural Resources chief for resource and protection for parks and recreation.

 

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