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 firstname.lastname@example.org