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First cases of Dutch elm disease reported in Alberta in more than 20 years

Alberta has about 600,000 elms


September 1, 2020
By CBC News

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Until now, Alberta has managed to steer free and clear of Dutch elm disease, with the exception of a late 1990s case in Wainwright. But the elm tree-destroying disease has returned to the province with a couple of recent cases reported in Lethbridge. Alberta’s inventory of elm trees is estimated at 600,000 and valued at about $2 billion.

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