Next week, herbicides will be applied to the Wixom and Sanford lakebottoms under the jurisdiction of the Wixom Lake Improvement Board (WLIB)
and Sanford Lake Improvement Board (SLIB). The primary goal is large-scale management of the young trees that started growing on the lakebottoms after the May 2020 flood.
- Wixom Lake application area: East of the M-30 bridge upstream to the Hay Township line
- Sanford Lake application area: Jerome Township
The more leaves the trees have, the better the herbicides will control them. For that reason, the public is asked not to mow the Sanford and Wixom bottomlands until after August 1, 2023. This will give the herbicides time to migrate to the tree roots and yield the best control results. The exception is controlling trees in front of private seawalls where herbicide will not be applied.
Wixom and Sanford lake property owners:
- Only mow the bottomlands within 80 feet of your seawall/original shoreline
- Do not mow beyond 80 feet of your seawall/shoreline from now until August 1, 2023