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Controlled Burn of Dutch Elm Tree Debris To Begin Monday, March 20th, 2017


March 16, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Brandon’s Community Services Department wishes to advise the public that it will begin a controlled burn of Dutch Elm tree debris in the area of Queen Elizabeth Park (200-26th Street),  starting Monday, March 20th, 2017.

The City of Brandon undertakes the removal of diseased, dead, or dying Dutch Elm trees in accordance with guidelines laid out by the Province of Manitoba. The department has applied for and received the proper permitting from Brandon Fire and Emergency Services, and the fire will be monitored by City staff.

It is anticipated the burning should be completed sometime on the morning of Friday, March 24th. 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 http://www.brandon.ca/recreation-parks/dutch-elm-disease-faq or contact the City of Brandon Parks Section at 204-729-2152.


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