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Released on March 25, 2019From April 1 to August 31 every year, it is illegal to prune elm trees in Saskatchewan.
Therefore, it is illegal to use, transport, store or sell elm firewood.
Regulations also restrict the use, transport, storage and sale of elm logs. Dispose of elm wood promptly and properly; check with your local municipality for designated disposal methods and locations.
If you hire a professional to prune your trees, make sure they are qualified. In Saskatchewan, commercial pruners of elm trees must complete a recognized training program or be under the supervision of someone who has the necessary training. Improper pruning can spread DED and other diseases.
For more information, contact your local municipality or the Ministry of Environment at 1-800-567-4224 or visit www.saskatchewan.ca/forestry.
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