No other cases of Dutch elm disease have been found in Saskatoon since a tree in the Queen Elizabeth neighbourhood was removed after testing positive for the arboreal illness last month.
According to the city, nine elm trees surveyed and sampled within a one kilometre radius of the infected tree tested negative for Dutch elm disease.
Signs of Dutch elm include wilting leaves that turn yellow or brown. People are now encouraged to report any sickly-looking elms on a new database on the city’s website.
In the meantime, the city reminds residents not to prune elms between April 1 and August 31 every year, and to take any elm wood to the landfill.
Although Dutch elm disease has been present in Saskatchewan since the 1980s, this was the first known case in Saskatoon since testing began in 1993.
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