The Dutch Elm Disease Removal Program is slated to begin today. There will be several crews working to remove diseased elm trees in the downtown core and one crew working in the western section of the City. In the downtown core, work will begin on the street trees and in the Squares.
For safety reasons, streets may be closed when crews are working on street trees or any trees that pose a safety hazard. Several crews will be working simultaneously, so residents can anticipate that several streets may be closed at one time. Residents who will be affected have been contacted directly or received a registered 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 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
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