If you are conducting business with the Government of Saskatchewan by mail, please be advised that delivery may be delayed due to rotating postal strikes. Various measures are in place to ensure service to Saskatchewan residents and businesses during postal strike action.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

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Forest Health

Insects and diseases are a natural part of the forest ecosystem but when populations grow too large, or when exotic or invasive species move in, they can threaten the health of Saskatchewan’s forests.

One of the most important ways that you can help prevent the spread of many forest pests is to avoid the illegal practice of transporting firewood or wood products from an infested area into and around Saskatchewan.

Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch elm disease, or DED, can affect any elm tree and always kills – over several seasons or sometimes in as little as three weeks. Learn about DED symptoms, prevention and management, and where the disease occurs in Saskatchewan. 

Mountain Pine Beetle

The mountain pine beetle is a significant threat to pine forests in Saskatchewan, and across Canada. Find out more about the status of the beetle in Saskatchewan and how the province’s management efforts are having a positive impact.

Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer, a destructive beetle native to Asia, has become established in eastern North America and has recently been found as far west as Winnipeg. Learn how the beetle spreads and what you can do to help protect ash trees in Saskatchewan's parks and urban forests.

More information is available about other insects and diseases affecting Saskatchewan Forests.

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