First it was mosquitoes and cankerworms, now the City of Winnipeg has turned their attention to beetles. Beginning on Monday, crews will begin spraying American Elm trees to control elm bark beetles, which are the carriers of Dutch Elm Disease.
Treatment will take place between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, weather permitting.
The first areas on the list to be treated are the riverbanks of the Seine and LaSalle River, followed by boulevard trees in the neighbourhoods of Wolseley, Old Tuxedo, Sir John Franklin, North River Heights, Wellington Crescent, Crescentwood, Kildonan Drive and Glenelm, North and South Point Douglas, St. John’s Park, Luxton and Seven Oaks, Norwood West, Riverview and Armstrong Point.
More information is available at Winnipeg.ca/bugline or by calling 311.