The City of Regina says three cases of Dutch elm disease have been confirmed in the city’s east end this year.
Residents are reminded possession of elm firewood is prohibited by provincial regulation and as such, people are urged to not transport elm firewood into the city from areas outside of the city.
People should not store any elm firewood on your property, as it provides a safe shelter for the elm bark beetle which can carry Dutch elm disease to uninfected trees.
Pruning of elm trees is prohibited from April 1 to August 31.
Residents can prune their elm trees again beginning September 1.
Since the first occurrence of Dutch elm disease in 1981, with the help of residents, the City of Regina has lost only 94 trees to Dutch elm disease