Trees 17 March 2021

Purple and Orange Dots on Winnipeg Trees

Have you seen a purple or orange dot on a tree in your neighbourhood or in your own yard and wondered what it means?

If there is a purple dot , it will be an ash tree that is marked for removal by the City of Winnipeg due to being diseased from the emerald ash borer insect.


If there is an orange dot, it will be an elm tree that will face a similar fate, but from a different problem called dutch elm disease.

It’s sad to see some of these beautiful trees get cut down, but they are trying to prevent it from spreading to other healthy trees in the area.

Hug your tree while you can 😉