Firewood Can be DED-ly

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Because the Dutch Elm Disease (DED) fungus and/or its beetle vectors can be carried on diseased elm firewood, provincial regulations prohibit storage, transport and sale of elm firewood. Those who cut firewood for their own use must avoid elm.

Campers must not transport firewood into Alberta. Through public co-operation and vigilance we can prevent DED from being introduced.Brown and beige layers alternate in the cross section of elm bark, and have a rough flaky appearance.

How to identify elm firewood.

Elm firewood must be destroyed immediately by burning, burying or chipping. Chips should be no greater than 2.5cm (1 inch).

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

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This information published to the web on June 14, 2001.
Last Reviewed/Revised on May 14, 2018.