Unique and Rare Forest on Belle Isle Scheduled for Helicopter Logging

DNR removes trees with Oak Wilt Disease

The eastern end of Belle Isle will be closed for a couple of days this week as the Michigan Department of Natural Resources removes trees infected with Oak Wilt Disease.

The state is planning to remove the trees using helicopters rather than trucks. 

Grants awarded to the Belle Isle Conservancy are covering the cost of the project.

Natural Resources Steward with the D-N-R, Heidi Frei tells WDET’s Amy Miller that the island forest includes an eco-system that’s unique for Michigan.

Click on the audio link above to hear the entire interview



  • Amy Miller
    Amy has been working in public and commercial radio for the last 30 yrs. She is an award winning reporter and news anchor, born and raised in Detroit.