The City of Morden would like to inform its residents of plans to basal spray American elm trees within the city 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 City’s Dutch Elm Disease Management Program and is identified as a DED preventative maintenance control measure as outlined in the Community Forest Agreement with the Province of Manitoba. Trees were last treated in September 2015. Basal Spraying will begin August 14, 2017.
Residents are encouraged to avoid direct contact with treated trees. Trees which have been sprayed will be marked with a flag.
Some elms identified for treatment reside on private property. These trees will also be marked with a flag.
Green Drop is the contractor in charge of spraying, so residents may see Green Drop trucks and equipment around the community while spraying is taking place.
For more information please contact Shawn Dias, Parks Manager at 204.362.3999 or firstname.lastname@example.org