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Manitoba using drones to get an early jump on Dutch elm disease identification

Winnipeg has lost 33,000 trees since 2016

June 27, 2022  By Turf & Rec

Drones are being used in areas of Manitoba to help identify the presence of Dutch elm disease months before it can be detected from the ground. Volatus Aerospace is using drones to fly over park trees in only an hour and a half, identifying diseased trees or those potentially in jeopardy. Early detection of Dutch elm disease will allow municipalities to get ahead of treatment strategies. Winnipeg has lost 33,000 trees to the disease since 2016.


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