If you suspect that you have a tree or fire wood with Dutch Elm disease, call the Provincial Tree Line at 204-945-7866.
Dutch Elm Disease Management Program
The RM of St. Clements participates in the provincial Dutch Elm Disease Management Program. In this partnership, provincial inspectors locate and tag diseased trees/wood and the RM hires a contractor to remove them. Learn more about the Dutch Elm Disease Management Program on the province’s website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/forestry/ded-urban/ded_mgmt.html
What is Dutch Elm Disease?
It is an aggressive fungal disease that blocks water movement in Elm trees and eventually leads to death of the entire tree. In Manitoba, the spores of Dutch Elm disease are usually spread by native Elm bark beetles. The native American Elm is most sususceptible to Dutch Elm disease.
Learn more about Dutch Elm disease on the province’s website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/forestry/ded-urban/faq.html