Province Wide Elm Tree Inventory

 
 
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A site specific elm inventory supplies the basic information necessary for an effective prevention or management program should DED appear in a municipality. The information also identifies areas where more intensive monitoring and surveillance is necessary due to the number and/or condition of the elm trees.
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In March 1999, an elm inventory was completed in all the cities, towns, villages and hamlets in the province of Alberta by the Society to Prevent Dutch Elm Disease (STOPDED). In March 1997, Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC), allocated funds to STOPDED to provide new and sustainable employment opportunities. Along with these funds, contributions were made by all the larger municipalities and AAFRD towards the completion of the province wide elm inventory.

In order to complete the inventory, the province was divided up into DED management regions. A region included a municipality that currently had a DED prevention program in place, and a number of municipalities in their buffer zone. Regions included Edmonton, Strathcona County, Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Brooks. Each region was expected to hire STOPDED staff and complete the elm inventory in their buffer zone. Along with the inventory, public awareness was also done.

By completing the inventory it was found that up to 50% of the overall tree plantings in municipal landscapes are elms. A total of 219,334 elms valued at $634 million grow in Alberta's urban areas. The method used to access the value of the elm trees was developed by the Council of Tree and Landscapes Appraisers (CTLA) and is used by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Since the elm bark beetles, vectors of the disease, breed in dead and dying elm wood, pruning this wood is essential. The inventory will help in identifying these trees as STOPDED employees recorded the condition and size of each elm tree. Preventative pruning of dead branches from healthy elm trees must be done between October 1 and March 31, when the beetles are not active. Once pruned, it is recommended that the trees are kept on a 5-7 year pruning cycle. To avoid any risk of improper pruning, it is recommended to hire a trained arborist.

To find out the number of elm trees inventoried in specific community, click onto the County (CO) or Municipal District (MD) in which the community is located.

Acadia MD 34
Athabasca CO 12
Barrhead CO 11
Beaver CO 9
Big Horn MD 8
Big Lakes MD
Birch Hills MD 19
Bonnyville MD 87
Brazeau MD 77
Camrose CO 22
Cardston; MD 6
Cities
Clearhills
Clearwater MD 99
Crowsnest Pass
Cypress MD 1
East Peace 131
Fairview MD 136
Flagstaff CO 29
Foothills; MD 31
Forty Mile CO 8
Grande Prairie CO 1
Greenview MD 16
ID 9
Jasper; ID 12
Kneehill; MD 48
Lac St. Anne CO 28
Lacombe County
Lamont CO 30
Lakeland County
Leduc CO 25
Lesser Slave River MD 124
Lethbridge CO 26
Minburn CO 27
Mountain View CO 17
Newell CO 4
Paintearth CO 18
Parkland CO 31
Peace MD 135
Ponoka; CO 3
Pincher Creek MD 9
Provost MD 52
Red Deer; CO 23
Rockyview; MD 44
Saddle Hills 20
Smoky Lake CO 13
Smoky River MD 130
Special Area 2
Special Area 3
Special Area 4
Spirit River MD 133
St. Paul CO 19
Starland MD 47
Stettler CO 6
Strathcona County
Sturgeon County
Taber MD 14
Thorhild CO 7
Two Hills CO 21
Vermilion River CO 24
Vulcan CO 2
Wainwright MD 61
Warner; CO 5
Waterton; ID 4
Westlock MD 92
Wetaskiwin; CO 10
Wheatland CO 16
Willow Creek MD 26
Woodlands County
Yellowhead MD 94

Acadia; MD 34
Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Acadia Valley
1,476
Total for the area
1,476

Athabasca; CO 12

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Athabasca
223
Boyle
101
Grasslands
213
Rochester
7
Total for the area
544

Barrhead; CO 11

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Barrhead
408
Manola
2
Neerlandia
62
Total for the area
472

Beaver; CO 9

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Bruce
35
Holden
79
Ryley
123
Tofield
89
Viking
333
Total for the area
659

Big Horn; MD 8

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Canmore
17
Exshaw
25
Lac Des Arcs
1
Deadman Flats
4
Ghost Lake
2
Seebee
1
Total for the area
50

Big Lakes; MD

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Enilda
1
Faust
4
High Prairie
341
Joussard
3
Kinuso
13
Swan Hills
5
Total for the area
367

Birch Hills; MD 19

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Eaglesham
18
Tangent
7
Wanham
21
Watino
1
Total for the area
47

Bonnyville; MD 87

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Ardmore
47
Bonnyville
440
CFB Cold Lake
98
Cherry Grove
2
Cold Lake
309
Fort Kent
4
Glendon
18
La Corey
17
Therien
94
Total for the area
1,029

Brazeau; MD 77

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Drayton Valley
432
Breton
12
Rocky Rapids
4
Lodgepole
1
Total for the area
449

Camrose; CO 22

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Armena
6
Bawlf
75
Bashaw
115
Bittern Lake
3
Camrose
2,327
Dorenlee
9
Duhamel
3
Edberg
20
Ferintosh
23
Hay Lakes
21
Kelsey
3
Kingman
2
Meeting Creek
8
New Norway
115
Ohaton
6
Rosalind
25
Round Hill
418
Rural golf course
86
Total for the area
3,265

Cardston; MD 6

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Aetna
9
Beazer
11
Cardston
376
Carway
33
Glenwood
46
Hill Spring
105
Kim Ball
7
Leavitt
89
Magrath
281
Mountain View
21
Spring Coulee
118
Stand Off
43
Welling
11
Welling Station
11
Total for the area
1,174

Cities

Cities
No.of Elm Trees
St. Albert
5,813
Edmonton
68,000
Calgary
30,000
Medicine Hat
7,998
Lethbridge
8,000
Fort Saskatchewan
1,470
Red Deer
4,261
Total for the area
125,542

Clearhills; MD 21

Cities
No.of Elm Trees
Hines Creek
4
Worsley
7
Total for the area
11

Clearwater; MD 99

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Rocky Mt. House
120
Condor
1
Total for the area
121

Crowsnest Pass

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Bellevue
16
Blairmore
31
Coleman
39
Frank
2
Hillcrest
9
Lakes End
11
Total for the area
108

Cypress; MD 1

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
CFB Suffield
15
Dunmore
400
Elkwater
1
Hilda
17
Onefour
1,098
Ralston
737
Red Cliff
621
Schuler
53
Seven Persons
170
Suffield
239
Veinerville
13
Walsh
470
Wildhorse
5
Total for the area
3,839

East Peace; 131

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Marie Reine
1
Nampa
5
Peace River
612
Total for the area
618

Fairview; MD 136

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Blue Sky
2
Fairview
424
Whitelaw
5
Total for the area
431

Flagstaff; CO 29

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Alliance
102
Daysland
281
Forestburg
338
Galahad
63
Hardisty
250
Heisler
123
Killam
287
Lougheed
49
Sedgewick
289
Strome
87
Total for the area
1,869

Foothills; MD 31

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Aldersyde
27
Black Diamond
67
Blackie
78
Cayley
25
DeWinton
8
High River
624
Longview
21
Naphtha
1
Okotoks
537
Turner Valley
18
Total for the area
1,406

Forty Mile; CO8

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Aden
1
Bow Island
691
Burdett
33
Etzikom
105
Foremost
250
Many Berries
116
Nemiskam
25
Orion
74
Skiff
48
Whitla
30
Winnifred
4
Total for the area
1,303

Grande Prairie; CO 1

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Beaverlodge
126
Bezanson
2
Clairmont
60
Elmworth
49
Grande Prairie
1,707
Hythe
54
La Glace
6
Sexsmith
13
Valhalla Center
1
Wembley
107
Total for the area
2,125

Greenview; MD 16

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Fox Creek
14
Grande Cache
5
Little Smoky
1
Ridge Valley
1
Valleyview
69
Total for the area
90

ID 9

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Banff
9
Total for the area
9

Jasper; ID 12

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Jasper
39
Total for the area
39

Kneehill; MD 48

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Acme
252
Carbon
250
Huxley
136
Linden
218
Swalwell
275
Three Hills
596
Torrington
11
Trochu
355
Total for the area
2,093

Lac Ste. Anne; CO 28

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Alberta Beach
25
Darwell
2
Mayerthorpe
100
Onoway
10
Sangudo
9
Total for the area
146

Lacombe County

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Lacombe
1,141
Alix
130
Aspen Beach
226
Bentley
159
Blackfalds
64
Brownlow Landing
2
Clive
69
College Hts
7
Deer Ridge Estates
1
De'Graaf's Camp
83
Eckville
188
Gull Lake
17
Haynes
2
Joffre
8
Kuusamo Krest
4
Lacombe
1,270
Lakeview Camgrd
385
McLaurin Beach
21
Milton Area
188
Mirror
59
Morningside
12
Rosedale
25
Rural
7,460
Tees
44
Wilsons Beach
2
Total for the area
10,426

Lakeland County

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Lac la Biche
110
Plamondon
17
Rich Lake
1
Total for the area
128

Lamont; CO 30

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Andrew
350
Bruderheim
84
Chipman
4
Hillard
20
Lamont
150
Mundare
83
St. Michael
99
Total for the area
790

Leduc; CO 25

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Beaumont
171
Buford
1
Calmar
111
Devon
528
Leduc
1,427
Looma
1
New Sarepta
15
Nisku
26
Rolly View
54
Sunnybrook
1
Thorsby
236
Warburg
43
Total for the area
2,614

Lesser Slave River; MD 124

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Flatbush
3
Martens Beach
1
Slave Lake
142
Smith
4
Wagner
1
Total for the area
152

Lethbridge; CO 26

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Barons
254
Chin
118
Coaldale
522
Coalhurst
97
Diamond City
140
Fairview subdivision
27
Iron Springs
1
Kipp
10
Leth. Research
739
Monarch
167
Mountain Meadows
1
Nobleford
312
Picture Butte
293
Shaughnessy
67
Stewart Siding
7
Sunset Acres
15
Turin
3
Total for the area
2,773

Minburn; CO 27

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Innisfree
5
Lavoy
23
Mannville
208
Minburn
24
Ranfurly
11
Vegreville
1,316
Total for the area
1,587

Mountain View ; CO 17

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Carstairs
85
Didsbury
173
Olds
539
Sundre
32
Cremona
7
Westward Ho
32
Total for the area
868

Newell; CO 4

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Brooks
2,268
Brooks Buffer Zone
1,207
Bassano
254
CDC South
54
Duchess
73
Kinbrook Park
77
Millicent
30
Patricia
66
Pheasant Farm
25
Rainier
41
Rolling Hills
220
Rosemary
55
Scandia
278
Tillebrook Park
327
Tilley
70
Total for the area
5,100

Paintearth; CO 18

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Castor
505
Coronation
1,081
Federal
340
Brownfield
26
Fleet
5
Halkirk
73
Total for the area
2,030

Parkland; CO 31

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Edmonton Beach
23
Entwistle
1
Fallis
2
Gainford
1
Spruce Grove
604
Stony Plain
473
Wabamun
14
Winterburn
12
Total for the area
1,130

Peace; MD 135

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Berwyn
81
Brownvale
27
Grimshaw
196
Total for the area
304

Pincher Creek; MD9

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Beaver Mines
8
Lundbreck
4
Cowley
41
Pincher Creek
329
Total for the area
382

Ponoka; CO 3

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Bluffton
2
Hoadley
1
Parkland Beach
4
Ponoka
828
Poulseng Pasture
2
Rimbey
66
Rural
2,127
Sunnyside
2
Total for the area
3,032

Provost; MD 52

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Amisk
168
Bodo
4
Cadogan
87
Czar
16
Hayter
20
Hughenden
114
Metiskow
37
Provost
911
Total for the area
1,357

Red Deer; CO 23

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Balmoral Heights
99
Benalto
3
Bowden
173
Broderson
11
Carefree Resort
15
Central Park
58
College Park
54
Country Lane Estates
5
Delburne
44
Dickson
5
Elnora
52
Fleming
1
Forest Green Estates
1
Harvard Park
209
Hatso
5
Herder
17
Innisfail
613
Kountry Meadows
1
Lakeview Resort
6
Lee's Trailer Court
11
Liberty Industrail Park
44
Linn Valley
277
Lousana
5
McKenzie
107
Norglenwold
95
Penhold
199
Petrolia Park
9
Pine Lake Leisure Campground
38
Poplar Ridge
126
Red Deer; Rural
10,874
Riverview
8
Spring Brook
121
Springvale
42
Spruce View
4
Sylvan Lake
198
Trueman
1
Wild Rose
1
Woodland Hills
5
Total for the area
13,537

Rockyview; MD 44

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Balzac
8
Beiseker
150
Bragg Creek
2
Chestermere
182
Cochrane
229
Cochrane Lake
1
Conrich
4
Crossfield
15
Dalemead
11
Dalroy
45
Irricana
49
Kathryn
44
Keoma
12
Langdon
53
Shepard
24
Total for the area
829

Saddle Hills; CO 4

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Working
5
Total for the area
5

Smoky Lake; CO 13

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Bellis
17
Smoky Lake
97
Spedden
1
Vilna
102
Warspite
24
Waskatenau
15
Total for the area
256

Smoky River; MD 130

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Donnelly
32
Falher
119
Girouxville
38
Guy
22
Jean Cote
18
McLennan
29
Total for the area
258

Special Area 2

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Bindloss
126
Cavandish
12
Cessford
68
Dorothy
7
Empress
2,276
Hanna
861
Homestead Coulee
10
Iddesleigh
28
Jenner
4
Pollickville
1
Richdale
52
Rose Lynn
27
Sunnynook
7
Wardlow
1
Total for the area
3,480

Special Area 3

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Benton
43
Cereal
673
Chinook
61
Esther
9
Excel
5
New Brigden
101
Oyen
1,560
Sedalia
108
Sibbald
136
Youngstown
650
Total for the area
3,346

Special Area 4

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Altario
27
Compeer
173
Consort
1,904
Kiriemuir
35
Monitor
398
Veteran
652
Total for the area
3,189

Spirit River; MD 133

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Rycroft
118
Spirit River
138
Total for the area
256

St. Paul; CO 19

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Ashmont
20
Elk Point
308
Lafond
54
Mallaig
24
Riverview
2
St. Edourd
179
St. Lina
17
St. Paul
1,322
St. Vincent
36
Total for the area
1,962

Starland; MD 47

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Cambria
11
Craigmyle
109
Delia
163
Drumheller
3,825
East Coulee
286
Lehigh
13
Michichi
80
Morrin
43
Munson
177
Nacmine
361
Rosedale
276
Rowley
15
Rumsey
85
Rural
1,451
Wayne
3
Total for the area
6,898

Stettler; CO 6

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Stettler
1,258
Big Valley
70
Botha
166
Donalda
97
Gadsby
17
Byemoor
17
Endiang
9
Erskine
46
Nevis
8
Red Willow
11
Total for the area
1,699

Strathcona County

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Ardrossan
6
Josephburg
7
Sherwood Park
3,373
South Cooking Lake
321
Total for the area
3,707

Sturgeon County

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Alcomdale
9
Bon Accord
167
Cadiff
33
Calahoo
9
Gibbons
77
Legal
132
Morinville
151
Redwater
1,150
Rivierre Qui Barre
19
Villieneuve
3
Total for the area
1,750

Taber; MD 14

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Barnwell
84
Enchant
618
Fincastle
5
Grassy Lake
568
Hays
832
Johnson's Addition (by Taber)
94
Purple Springs
30
Retlaw
4
Taber
2,055
Vauxhall
578
Total for the area
4,868

Thorhild; CO 7

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Thorhild
46
Egremont
67
Long Lake
10
Newbrook
11
Opal
1
Radway
83
Total for the area
218

Two Hills; CO 21

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Brosseau
18
Derwent
46
Duvernay
10
Hairy Hill
49
Myrnam
100
Two Hills
148
Willington
84
Total for the area
455

Vermilion River; CO 24

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Blackfoot
42
Clandonald
6
Dewberry
4
Islay
40
Marwayne
28
Kitscoty
26
Paradise Valley
78
Lloydminster
2,676
Vermilion
583
Total for the area
3,483

Vulcan; CO 2

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Arrowwood
9
Brant
32
Carmangay
103
Champion
209
Kirkcaldy
8
Lomond
62
Milo
56
Mossleigh
2
Queenstown
2
Travers
15
Vulcan
592
Total for the area
1,090

Wainwright; MD 61

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Chauvin
378
Denwood
192
Edgerton
476
Fabyan
37
Greenshields
158
Irma
237
Rural Farm Location
391
Wainwright
1,421
Total for the area
3,290

Warner; CO 5

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Coutts
79
Milk River
266
New Dayton
59
Raymond
317
Stirling
188
Warner
271
Wrentham
61
Total for the area
1,241

Waterton; ID 4

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Waterton
22
Total for the area
22

Westlock; MD 92

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Clyde
75
Dapp
7
Jarvie
36
Pibroch
8
Pickardville
4
Vimy
16
Westlock
190
Total for the area
336

Wetaskiwin

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
AlderFalts
1
Buck Lake
5
Falun
4
Millet
200
Wetaskiwin
945
Total for the area
1,155

Wheatland; CO 16

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Carseland
16
Chancellor
2
Cheadle
7
Cluny
7
Dallum
19
Eagle Lake
2
Gleichen
109
Hussar
152
Namaka
12
Nightingale
3
Redland
4
Rockyford
53
Rosebud
39
Standard
224
Strathmore
806
Total for the area
1,455

Willow Creek; MD 26

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Claresholm
766
Fort Macleod
396
Granum
79
Moon River
21
Nanton
267
Orton
101
Parkland
10
Stavely
202
Woodhouse
25
Total for the area
1,867

Woodlands County

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Blue Ridge
3
Fort Assiniboine
24
Whitecourt
33
Total for the area
60

Yellowhead; MD 94

Communities
No.of Elm Trees
Edson
154
Evansburg
60
Hinton
68
Peers
3
Wildwood
1
Total for the area
286

For information about STOPDED or Dutch elm disease contact Janet Feddes-Calpas at STOPDED Hotline: 1-877-837-ELMS (3567)
 
 
 
 

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