Winnipeg struggling with DED backlog

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

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 2017, the City is concentrating it’s limited resources on getting caught up on tree removals, but this comes at the expense of regular forest activities, like pruning and tree planting.

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