Oak wilt is a fungal disease that is carried to oak trees by small beetles that feed on the sap produced from fresh wounds to the tree (i.e. pruning, storm damage). The spores of the fungus then move through the vascular system of the infected tree, which is responsible for transporting water throughout the tree.…

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MUCC’s On the Water program launched its Virtual Mi Invasive Species Bingo Game for the month of April! And it was a great success gaining traction on Michigan Out of Doors Podcast with Mike Avery, WHMI 93.5, and the Detroit Free Press. OTW was impressed by the number of entries we received and the great…

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The state of Michigan has 19.3 million acres of forested land that covers 53% of the state. As stated in Michigan’s terrestrial invasive species management plan, 96,000 jobs and over $20 million dollars is added to Michigan economy through forest-based industries and tourism/recreation. Forests are tremendously beneficial to all Michiganders. Which is why the threat…

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