Town of Wynyard

Dutch Elm Disease Inspection

July 16, 2020

The Town of Wynyard has hired KBM Resources Group to complete a Dutch elm disease survey during the summer of 2020.

KBM personnel will be in our community on Thursday, July 23, 2020 to identify all American elm trees with symptoms of DED and contraventions of the provincial DED regulations on public and private lands. KBM personnel will collect branch samples from American elm trees that are displaying DED symptoms when possible/necessary and safe to do so.

DED is spread in Saskatchewan by the native elm and smaller European elm bark beetles, improperly sanitized pruning tools that spread the fungus from diseased to healthy American elm trees and elm firewood movement.

KBM employees will acquire permission from landowners where possible and/or community officials before entering private property for both elm branch collection and violation identification.  Your cooperation is essential for the completion of a thorough survey and effective management of this disease!

If you have any questions please contact Jeffery Gooliaff of KBM Resources Group at (306) 314-8193 or the Town of Wynyard at 306-554-2123.

Last modified: July 16, 2020