Invasive Species Identified Damaging Michigan Fir Trees

David McComb, USDA Forest Service -

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development is working with the state’s horticulture industry to detect and respond to invasive balsam woolly adelgid. This sap-feeding insect attacks true fir trees, including balsam, fraser and concolor fir.

The insect has been identified in Kent, Missaukee and Oceana counties.

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