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