Dutch Elm Disease Inspections taking place in Yorkton starting Wednesday, July 13

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The City of Yorkton has hired Living Tree Environmental Limited to complete a Dutch elm disease (DED) survey during the summer of 2022. 

Living Tree personnel will be in our community on July 13, 2022 to identify all American trees with symptoms of DED and contraventions of the provincial DED regulations on public and private lands. Living Tree personnel will collect branch samples from American elm trees that are displaying DED symptoms when possible/necessary and safe to do so. 

Dutch elm disease is spread by native and smaller European elm bark beetles, improperly sanitized pruning tools that spread the fungus from diseased to healthy American trees and elm firewood movement. 

Living Tree will acquire permission from landowners and/or community officials before entering private property for both elm branch collection and violation identification. 

Your cooperation is essential for the completion of a thorough survey and effective management of this disease. If you have any questions, please contact Jeffery Gooliaff of Living Tree at 306-314-8193 or call the City of Yorkton.