Controlled Burn Of Trees Impacted By Dutch Elm Disease Begins Tomorrow

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The City of Brandon’s Parks & Recreation Services wish to advise the public that they will begin a controlled burn of Elm tree debris impacted by Dutch Elm Disease in the area of the Crystal Pits (1825 Victoria Avenue East) on Monday, December 14, 2020.  

The City of Brandon undertakes the removal of diseased, dead, or dying Elm trees in accordance with guidelines laid out by the Province of Manitoba.  

Approximately 600 Elm trees will be removed as part of the 2020-2021 program, with the vast majority of them being dead or diseased trees removed from along the Assiniboine River Corridor.  

The department has applied for and received the proper permitting from Brandon Fire and Emergency Services, and the fire will be monitored 24/7 by City staff. It is anticipated the burning should be completed by the afternoon on Friday, December 18, 2020. The City of Brandon asks that all members of the public stay away from the area until the controlled burning has been completed.  

For more information on the process, the public may visit brandon.ca/forestry-and-horticulture/dutch-elm-disease-faq or contact the City of Brandon Parks Section at 204-729-2148.  

(City of Brandon Public Notice)