Dutch Elm disease affects many elm trees throughout Saskatchewan.

Twenty-three trees in the Estevan area have been confirmed with Dutch Elm. The pruning ban for Elm trees continues through to next Friday, August 31st. With little over a week left, residents are reminded to be patient and restrain from cutting down elm trees or for using them as fire wood.

David Goliath, the Dutch Elm Disease Program Coordinator for Saskatchewan says that a natural stock of elm trees along the Souris Valley River aids in the spread of Dutch Elm Disease that subsequently manifests itself into city trees.

Dutch Elm disease is a fungus that blocks the flow of water throughout the tree. The Elm Bark Beatles are