Wisconsin park begins cutting dead trees


October 19, 2014

MADISON - Workers have started removing nearly 140 dead or dying evergreen trees at Peninsula State Park Golf Course in Door County.

The Department of Natural Resources says a 2011 application of a broadleaf herbicide damaged the trees. The agency says federal environmental officials had approved the herbicide but later stopped its sale after determining it damages evergreen trees.

Park officials say 139 trees on the golf course are dead or dying and it could take a month to remove them all. They say the golf course is slated to remain open through Nov. 2 but the removal work could force some holes or fairways to close temporarily.

Associated Press