Devils Lake State Park to cut down trees infested with emerald ash borer

SAUK COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A state park in Sauk County is going to have to kill trees to save its forest.

Many of the trees lining the roads at Devils Lake State Park are marked with red paint. Those are the ones that'll be taken down.

According to the park superintendent, they have to kill the trees because of the emerald ash borer, which is an invasive pest.

Many of the trees that are chopped down will be turned into firewood. 

They're planning on having a timber sale, so all wood can be put to good use this winter.

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