Reminder: elm tree pruning ban still in effect to prevent spread of Dutch Elm Disease

A contractor has been hired to help control Dutch Elm Disease in Saskatchewan.

Regina-based Northern Tree Company has been tasked with removing and dispose infected elm trees in high-risk areas.

In addition, to prevent the disease from spreading into urban forests, buffer zones have been created around high-risk communities, including Balcarres, Indian Head and Wolseley.

An elm tree pruning ban is currently in effect until August 31st, and anyone who thinks a tree is infected with Dutch Elm Disease should contact the Ministry of Environment’s Inquiry Centre at 1-800-567-4224 or [email protected].

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