City to Resume Assault on Elm Bark Beetles

City of WinnipegThe City of Winnipeg intends to resume its elm bark beetle control program on July 21, weather permitting.

Crews will focus on Insect Management Areas 7, 8 and 9 in the following neighbourhoods: Peguis, Regent, Meadows, Griffin, Radisson, Victoria West, Transcona North, Kildare-Redonda, Kern Park, Canterbury Park, Mission Gardens, Dugald, St. Boniface Industrial Park, Melrose, Transcona Yards and Transcona South.

This year’s program focuses on the east and south portions of the city, treating elms on public and private properties along river corridors, and on public and private properties where diseased elms have been identified and removed.

Treatment will occur between 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday until the fall.