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Apply to Prune, Store, Use, Market or Transport Elm Trees

To reduce the risk of spreading Dutch elm disease (DED), you need a permit to prune elm trees during the annual ban period (April 1-August 31), or to store, use, sell or transport elm trees, including seedlings.  

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1. Benefits

Elm bark beetles that spread the disease are most active during the annual ban period. Fresh cuts from pruning can attract the insects and increase the chance of a DED infection.

Permits ensure that any activity during the ban period is conducted properly and will not spread Dutch elm disease.

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2. Eligibility

Anyone who would like to prune, store, use, sell or transport elm trees during the annual ban period must apply for a permit.

Under provincial regulations, all commercial pruners of elm trees must also complete a recognized training program or be supervised by someone who has.

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3. How To Apply

To apply, email us, phone 306-953-2987, or contact your local municipality's designated inspecting officer.

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