If you have an elm tree that needs pruning, you only have until the end of the month. 

The Elm Tree Pruning Ban impacting all of Saskatchewan will be back in effect April 1st through August 31st, 2024. 

Dutch Elm Disease is caused by a fungus, with spores commonly carried between trees by elm bark beetles. The beetles are attracted to the pruning wounds over the warmer months.  

All elm wood must be immediately burned in a legal fireplace or pit or can be disposed of at the landfill. Landfill disposal is free of charge with a disposal permit from the Parks and Recreation Department – you can give them a call at 306-694-4447.  

You can find out more about the spread of Dutch Elm Disease, including a map listing removals of diseased elm trees, on the City of Moose Jaw website here.  

Thirty-eight positive cases of Dutch Elm Disease were recorded in Moose Jaw in 2023.