Elm bark beetles transit Dutch Elm disease (DED) and are attracted to cuts that are made to elm trees during the pruning process. For this reason, the province implements an elm tree pruning ban from March 31 to August 31 every year, the time when these beetles are most active, as a means of minimizing the spread of Dutch Elm Disease.
March 31 - August 31
Residents should note that when removing an elm tree, the entire tree must be removed and all waste elm be transported to the nearest approved landfill site in the municipality from which the elm was removed. In Prince Albert, the City’s landfill, located North of Prince Albert, is an approved site.
The Government of Saskatchewan legislation: The Dutch Elm Disease Regulations, 2005.