Public Notice – Spraying for Dutch Elm Disease

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The Town of Altona would like to inform its residents of plans to basal spray American elm trees within the Town for control of elm bark beetles. This prevents the overwintering of elm bark beetles, which may be carrying Dutch Elm Disease fungal spores. The basal spraying program is part of the Town’s Dutch Elm Disease Management Program and is identified as DED preventative maintenance control measure as outlined in the Community Forest Agreement with the Province of Manitoba. Trees on the East side of Altona were treated in September 2017. Basal Spraying in the West half of Altona will begin August 7th, 2018.

Residents are encouraged to avoid direct contact with treated trees. All elm trees in the West half will be sprayed for the beetles. For more information please contact the Town office at 204 324 6468.