September 2017

Winnipeg struggling with DED backlog

September 9, 2017 5:14 pm by Kerienne La France 0 comments

As the number of elms lost to Dutch elm disease (DED) increases, Winnipeg foresters and City Councillors are becoming increasingly concerned about how to keep up with the relentless disease. As DED surveillance crews continue to find infected elms this summer, trees from 2016 ( and even 2015) are still waiting to be removed. In…

U of W launches new DED research project

September 9, 2017 4:58 pm by Kerienne La France 0 comments

Dutch elm disease (DED) has traditionally claimed about 3000 trees per year, but recently, Winnipeg has been losing closer to 6000 trees per year – a significant increase . Rapid removal of the infected elms is one of the best ways to help reduce the spread of the disease to other elms, but in recent…