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Winnipeggers with elm trees see ReLeaf in 2016

Holly Alexandruk / Global News

WINNIPEG – If you’ve lost a tree on your yard because of Dutch Elm disease, you could receive a hand in planting a new tree.

For $55 through a subsided grant from TD and Tree Canada, 700 home owners will have their trees replaced by Winnipeg’s ReLeaf program.

The city’s ReLeaf program is available to all residential homeowners in Winnipeg.

That price will include training sessions and the planting will start in September.

The goal of the program is to encourage replacement of elm trees and maintain the city’s urban forest canopy.

Dutch Elm disease has been a problem in Winnipeg for years. The city says about 6,500 American elms were marked for removal last year.

 

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