Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week

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Awareness Week Press Release

Dutch Elm Disease (DED) Awareness Week is recognized annually throughout the province from June 22-28. The intent is to raise awareness on what DED is, the importance of elm trees to our communities, and that DED can be prevented.

An inventory taken in 1999 showed there are a total of 219,334 elms growing in our urban communities. The value of these elm trees is $634 million. It is estimated that equal amounts grow in the rural areas raising the total value to well over a billion dollars.

Everyone can play their part in saving our beautiful elm trees.

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


Other Documents in the Series

  Dutch Elm Disease
First Report of Dutch Elm Disease in Alberta
Dutch Elm Disease Prevention: What You Can Do
Province Wide Elm Tree Inventory
Dutch Elm Disease Awareness Week - Current Document
Dutch Elm Disease Links
Surveillance of Elm Trees for Dutch Elm Disease and Dutch Elm Disease Public Awareness in Municipalities Along the Alberta and Saskatchewan Border
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This information published to the web on June 26, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on January 12, 2017.