Dutch elm takes down 11 local trees

Nathan Liewicki
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The city’s annual pruning ban on elm trees ends on Aug. 31, but until then there is a good chance more infected elms will be chopped down.

A City of Moose Jaw worker stands near an elm tree that was chopped down near the 1000 block of Chestnut Avenue on Tuesday morning. The tree is one of 11 in Moose Jaw that has had to be taken down this summer because of Dutch elm disease.

According to Daily Lennox, parks gardener with the City of Moose Jaw’ parks and recreation department, 11 elm trees have already been identified as having Dutch elm disease. That figure was as of Monday evening.

Nathan Liewicki can be reached at 306-691-1256 or follow him on Twitter @liewicks

Organizations: Times-Herald

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Willow Avenue, Chestnut Avenue Sixth Avenue Northwest.

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