City to begin emerald ash borer treatment on Monday

The City of Winnipeg announced that it will kick off its Emerald Ash Borer (AE) treatment program on Monday, with operations to control the invasive wood-boring insects expected to last well into the summer.

The city said the treatment will take place between 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, and on an ongoing basis through August.

To control the beetles, the city injects Health Canada-approved insecticides directly into ash trees on city property.

The program will target the following insect management areas:

  • 5 (Chalmers)
  • 6 (East Elmwood, East Munroe)
  • 9 (Mission Gardens)
  • 10 (Center of Saint-Boniface, Dufresne, North of Saint-Boniface, Tissot)
  • 11 (Glenwood, East Norwood, West Norwood)
  • 12 (Archwood, Niakwa Park, Windsor Park)
  • 13 (Elm Park, Saint-Georges, Varennes)
  • 14 (Norberry, Pulberry)
  • 15 (Niakwa Square, Southdale)
  • 17 (Meadowood)
  • 25 (Point Road)
  • 32 (Earl Grey, Ebby-Wentworth, McMillan)
  • 33 (Lord Roberts, River – Osborne, Riverview)
  • 41 (Armstrong Point, Broadway – Assiniboine, Legislature, South Portage, West Broadway)
  • 42 (Central Park, Portage – Ellice, Spence)
  • 46 (Centennial, Civic Centre, Exchange District, North Point Douglas)

The city offers an automated telephone and email notification system for its tree pest control activities. Residents can register by visiting City of Winnipeg website Where by contacting 311.

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