Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Airdrie has deferred all tree planting programs until further notice. This applies to both in-house and contractor scheduled planting.
The Parks Department will accept tree donation applications for consideration. If you wish to inquire further, please contact the Parks Department.
Trees are a community asset and an important part of a community’s image, identity and well-being.
The City of Airdrie encourages the expansion and preservation of City trees as outlined in our Urban Forest Policy. The City recognizes all trees have a life expectancy and will eventually need to be removed and replaced. Trees will only be removed when specific criteria are met.
Elm trees are at risk. The most serious threat comes from Dutch Elm Disease (DED), a fatal fungal disease that infects only elm trees. Bark beetles spread the disease from infected to weakened trees and can kill a tree in as little as three weeks.
Did you know? Alberta is one of the last two locations in North America that is free of Dutch Elm Disease. Let’s keep it that way!
Beetles are active during April 1 – Sept. 30 and are attracted to the scent of fresh cut trees. There’s an annual pruning ban of elm trees during this time to help keep the risk of DED low. Find out more ways to save our elms and keep them DED free here.