Elm pruning in Edmonton, Alberta
Elm pruning in Edmonton and the rest of Alberta runs between October 1st to March 31st. This is to prevent the introduction of Dutch Elm Disease into Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta has one of the largest, if not the largest uninfected populations in the world. This is due in part to the bylaws set out by the city of Edmonton. Dutch Elm disease is a fungus carried by the European Elm Bark Beetle. Once the fungus has taken hold of the tree, it chokes off the trees’ ability to move nutrients. This can result in the death of a tree in a single season. Pruning during the pruning ban, results in nice fresh cuts that attract the European Elm Bark Beetle and other potential pests. In some special cases, you may be able to obtain a permit by calling “311” in Edmonton to prune storm damaged sections or remove hazardous branches. These permits only apply to that portion of the Elm tree.
If you have Elm trees on your property, get in touch with us 780-690-9801. We have extensive experience maintaining these beautiful trees. At Just Trees we adhere to proper pruning practices and are committed in keeping Edmontons’ Elm trees healthy and strong.
Not sure you have Elm trees or not? Get in touch with us, we help can you identify the tree in question.