Vegreville – In our ongoing effort to manage Black Knot on fruit bearing trees, the Town of Vegreville is reminding residents and property owners that this is an excellent time of year to see any evidence of the presence of Black Knot. The Town of Vegreville is currently reviewing our approach on black knot in our community. We have been dealing with this issue for 3 years and are not gaining any ground due to a number of factors. The fungus being airborne and therefore is easily spread combined with improper pruning and disposal has led to further contamination. We will continue to promote public education on this issue and encourage all property owners to look after their property. Any property concerns should be referred to Municipal Enforcement at 780-632-7666.
Black Knot spreads easily; looks like a lumpy, black, tar-like swelling on the branches of fruit bearing trees; and it can eventually be fatal to the tree.
The Town of Vegreville looks forward to the ongoing cooperation on this issue and trusts that residents and property owners will work to do their part to minimize this issue within the Town. We encourage to visit our website for more detailed information on Black Knot at www.vegreville.com.