Published on: Apr 1, 2021
Elm Tree Pruning Ban Effective April 1st - August 31st

Provincial regulations prohibit pruning of elm trees from April 1 to August 31 each year. The beetles are most active then, and fresh cuts attract them, increasing the chance of infection.

Dutch elm disease (DED) is caused by a fungus spread by tiny elm bark beetles that breed under the bark of dead or dying elm wood. If that wood contains the DED fungus, each new generation of beetles can infect healthy elms.

You can help prevent DED:

• Keep your own elm trees healthy;
• Don't prune elm trees from April 1 to August 31;
• If you see signs of DED, report them to The Town of Shaunavon;
• Don't buy, sell, store, transport or use elm firewood; it's illegal;
• Remove and dispose of the tree promptly if DED is confirmed; and
• Support DED management in your community.

More information HERE