Keeping Lethbridge Dutch Elm-free

Last year, Lethbridge saw its first cases ever of Dutch Elm Disease (DED).  The disease is spread by a fungus carried by the elm bark beetles from one elm tree to another. Parks Operations Manager, Hiroshi Okubo presented to the Civic Works Standing Policy Committee Meeting Tuesday afternoon.  He says he plans to hire two additional inspectors to educate the community on the causes and effects of DED, to keep Lethbridge Dutch Elm-free.

The city has approximately 6,000 publicly-owned elms with a value of $27 million.  They account for one third of Lethbridge’s canopy.

Naveen Day

Naveen came to Lethbridge in 2018 with experience in broadcast spanning over 20 years. In Winnipeg, he produced two factual entertainment shows for Shaw and Bell MTS prior to his move to Southern Alberta where he quickly ventured out into the world of journalism at Bridge City News. Naveen has a passion for producing thought-provoking and informative news pieces that answer questions we all have in the back of our minds.

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