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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.  


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.


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.


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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