Work is expected to begin next week in Charlottetown on public and private properties containing diseased elm trees. The trees infected with Dutch elm disease are being marked for removal. Registered letters have been sent to property owners and residents are being contacted directly or by letter.
Approximately 320 trees are being removed as part of the City’s management plan for Dutch elm disease. The City will not be releasing any of this elm wood to the general public. The wood is diseased and must be disposed of properly in order to manage the spread of DED. The wood will be piled and then picked up by City staff for proper disposal. The public’s cooperation in this matter will help reduce the amount of DED that is present in Charlottetown’s urban forest.
More information on the City’s Dutch elm disease management program is available at: www.charlottetown.ca or by calling 902-566-5548.
City of Charlottetown