West Michigan is full of beautiful natural resources, from our rivers and lakes, to our gorgeous trees.

Our forests and parks are filled with so many different kinds of tree, which provide shade, clean air, and places to relax. But sometimes, trees can be overcome with invasive species that hurt them. In other parts of the country, we’ve seen entire forests taken out and not too long ago, a harmful species was discovered along the lakeshore.

Rachael met up with the folks from Ottawa County Parks, and the Michigan Wildlife Council to see what’s being done.