In following the Province of Alberta’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Town of Blackfalds facilities are closed as of 1:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020. More information can be found at
Coronavirus Information for Residents. Horticulture
Residents may find this information helpful in managing common plant diseases and pests.
Black Knot Pest Management
Bronze Leaf Disease
Prevent Dutch Elm Disease in Alberta – Elm Pruning Ban in effect as of April 1 st
Prevent Emerald Ash Borer in Alberta
If you have specific horticulture related questions, please contact the Landscape Horticulturist at
CBC Article - Beware the emerald ash borer, an invasive species marching across Canada
Conservationists want to keep the invasive pest out of Alberta for as long as possible, said Jon Sweeney, a forest research scientist with Natural Resources Canada.
"Once it gets to a place, about 10 years later, more than 99 per cent of the ash in that area have been killed by it," Sweeney said.
Please note that
Environment and Conservation moved to blackfalds.com/environment
Disaster Safety & Preparedness
Natural disasters are a constant threat, so it is important we do everything we can to protect our families, our homes, and ourselves from their potentially devastating effects.
In order to stay safe no matter what bad weather comes your way, please see the below disaster safety information.
Surviving a Wildfire
Flash Flood Safety and Damage Prevention Guide
Ultimate Guide to Drought Safety
Tornado Safety Guide
How to Proactively Prepare for a Blizzard
Hurricane Safety Tips
Consumer Product Recalls