Dutch Elm Disease Surveys

Manitoba’s Agriculture and Resource Development’s Forestry Branch will be conducting Dutch Elm Disease Surveys and Invasive Forest Pest Monitoring in Altona

  • Dutch elm disease surveys and emerald ash borer monitoring will be moving forward again this season in participating communities.
  • Provincial surveyors will be driving or walking around both public and private properties while they work.
  • Surveyors wear high visibility vests and government issued identification. This year, staff may also be wearing masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE), due to COVID-19.
  • In support of physical distancing measures, staff may not approach every resident or house before entering onto properties to conduct surveys. 
  • Surveyors will still ring doorbells or knock on doors prior to taking branch samples, marking trees, or identifying firewood piles for removal.
  • Staff will always maintain at least two metres distance between themselves and others, and ask that residents respect this policy when approaching staff as well.

Contact the Manitoba Tree Line: 204-945-7866 or treeline@gov.mb.ca