HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD OF OAK WILT:
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OAK WILT affects
Red Oaks, and Red Oak leaves are pointed and White Oak leaves
are rounded at the tips.
Oak Wilt can kill a tree in 1 season and is spread by BEETLES,
that spread the fungus from tree to tree on the sap that is
presented from a cut down or damaged trees.
Trees should NOT be cut from APRIL to JULY when the sap is
most abundant and the beetles smell it out.
HOW TO HELP CONTROL THE SPREAD OF OAK WILT:
OAK WILT affects Red Oaks, and Red Oak leaves are pointed and
White Oak leaves are rounded at the tips. Oak Wilt can kill a
tree in 1 season and is spread by BEETLES, that spread the
fungus from tree to tree on the sap that is presented from a
cut down or damaged trees. Trees should NOT be cut from APRIL
to JULY when the sap is most abundant and the beetles smell it
1) Beginning signs of Oak Wilt can also be signs of other
things that are affecting the Red Oaks such as Oak Decline and
Anthracnose and Oak Scotch.
2) Crucial to remove the stumps to break up the grafted roots
and stop the fungus from spreading underground.
3) Stumps can be burnt, chipped or flipped upside down and
reburied in it's place.
4)Wood needs to be chipped, burned or put under a clear a tarp
for a year (until next August)
5) Small branches should be burned or chipped.
6) If you chose to tarp, be sure to dig the pile around the
pile and bury the tarp to stop the beetles from getting in.
7) Pressure/spore pads can still form on the cut wood.
8) Oak Wilt can not be confirmed without lab testing or a last
year dead tree with a pressure/spore pad under the bark, if
there is still bark on the tree.
is available on the Clare County Conservation Department
MEMBER CONTACT INFORMATION NOTICE
We have had some
issues in the past at the Annual Members Meeting when it is
time to vote. The problem is when member(s) name and address
do not match the records in the office. The office and teller
committee uses the name(s) that are on the official tax role
with the county. This can create a problem when (for example)
spouses or co-owners names are not on the record and they show
up to vote.
It is the PROPERTY OWNERS RESPONSIBILITY to have the tax
records updated with the names of those who may vote.
Remember, each lot that Assessment fees are paid on results in
one vote per lot and a picture ID is required. If you need
further information on how to correct this, you can contact
Vicky (Association Secretary) at 989-588-7169 or email@example.com
and she can give you more details on how to fix this so there
won't be a problem when you, your spouse or a co-owner shows
up to vote. The name and address of the person who actually
votes must be on the tax record that we use to verify. Thank
SIGN UP FOR BYLAW & COVENANTS COMMITTEE
There is a sign
up sheet on the Clubhouse bulletin board for the Bylaw and
Covenants & Restrictions Committee. If you would like to
volunteer on this committee, please sign up at your earliest
convenience. Thank you.
EPC Lot Improvements Application Forms
EPC Permits for
lot improvements & tree removal are now available on our
website. To obtain one, please see our
Policies Page under "Member Policies".
A workshop may
be held by the WBLRA Board of Directors on the Friday before
every Board meeting, if a majority of the Board requests one,
at 7:30 PM..
The Board has
broken down information on
individually and so that members know what we are seeing in
each lake and give suggestions for future treatments.
the letter about the Status of Our Lakes.
CAMPING & FIREPIT REGULATIONS
FIRE DANGER INFORMATION
Have you noticed the new “fire danger” sign at the entrance of
WBLRA? We will keep the danger rating current. Please pay
close attention to the information provided. The rating system
LOW: Fires are not easily started. Campfires & debris burning
is allowed (following WBLRA guidelines & restrictions).
Campfires are allowed in approved fire pits with a five-gallon
pail of water or a water source/hose attached to a faucet
readily available that will reach the fire; fires must be
attended at all times & kept to a manageable size. Please see
our WBLRA Camping & Firepit Regulations for more details.
MODERATE: Fires start easily & spread at a moderate rate.
Again, campfires & debris burning, following WBLRA guidelines
& restrictions, are allowed.
HIGH: Fires start easily & spread at a fast rate. Debris
burning is NOT allowed. Campfires are allowed following
guidelines & restrictions. Extra attention will be needed to
watch your campfire & keep it under control.
BURN BAN: Fire danger is explosive, fires spread at a very
fast rate & burn intensely. NO fires are allowed at any time
for any reason.
Electricity in the Winter
Due to safety and economical concerns the
electricity at the campground is turned off during the off
camping season. If you plan on winter camping you must call
the office ahead of time during regular business hours Mon.
thru Fri. to make arrangements to have it turned on.
There is no one on duty to turn it on for you during the
2010-12 Board Adopted Camping Fees