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Source: City of Brandon press release

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon’s Parks & Recreation Services 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 Crystal Pits (1825 Victoria Avenue East) on Monday, March 1st, 2021.

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 600 Elm trees have been removed as part of the 2020-2021 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 of Friday, March 5th, 2021.

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 brandon.ca/forestry-and-horticulture/dutch-elm-disease-faq or contact the City of Brandon Parks Section at 204-729-2148.

For more information, contact:
Parks & Recreation Services
204-729-2148
recreation@brandon.ca