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Controlled Burn of Trees Impacted by Dutch Elm Disease to Begin April 1st

March 28, 2019

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 Wheat City Golf Course and Brandon Recreation Centre (3500 McDonald Avenue) on Monday, April 1st, 2019.

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 1,300 Elm trees were removed as part of the 2018-2019 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, April 5th, 2019.

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.

City of Brandon - 410 9th Street - Brandon MB - R7A 6A2 - Phone: 204. 729. 2186