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Alberta bans elm pruning to ward off disease spread


April 9, 2018
By Mike Jiggens


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A healthy elm tree, left, and one with disease.

A province-wide elm tree pruning ban has gone into effect in Alberta as a means to stop the spread of Dutch elm disease. The ban is in effect from April 1 to Sept. 30. Any pruning that is to be done will have to wait until the winter months.

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