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Controlled Burn of Trees Impacted by Dutch Elm Disease to Begin February 12th


February 9, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Brandon’s Community Services Department wishes to advise the public that it will begin a controlled burn of Elm tree debris impacted by Dutch Elm Disease in the area of the Brandon Recreation Centre (3500 McDonald Avenue) on Monday, February 12th, 2018. 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.

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 sometime on the afternoon of Friday, February 16th, 2018.

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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