The Detroit Free Press published an in-depth article, submitted by the Michigan DNR sharing information about the fight against Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA). Estelle Charroud, a Holland-native and dedicated Ottawa County Parks volunteer was featured in the article.
“Holland’s Estelle Charroud regularly meets with her neighbors urging them to look for signs of HWA and coordinate treatment in their subdivision. ‘It’s a complicated problem to tackle,’ she said. ‘But we owe it to our children to try, we owe it to the majestic forest that surrounds our homes, and, most importantly, we owe it to the amazing wildlife for whom it is home.'”
More information about the fight against HWA can be found online: www.saveMIhemlocks.org.
Photo from Michigan Department of Natural Resources