Posts by Kerienne La France

Manitoba Heritage Trees – The Nominees are in!

March 25, 2018 8:48 pm by Kerienne La France 0 comments

Share your favorite tree with the world… wide web! Did you know that Manitoba has a Heritage Tree Program? Run jointly by the Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Forestry Association, and Trees Winnipeg, these trees are available for viewing on the Manitoba Tree Register.  Anyone can nominate their favorite tree or group of trees! Here are the latest…

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…