Fire blight, a bacterial disease affecting trees and shrubs in the rose family, has been seen in Trochu.
It affects primarily the rose family of trees and shrubs such as apple and crab apple, pear, mountain ash, cotoneaster, raspberry, flowering almond, and saskatoon. Symptoms include red or brown leaves that look ‘fire-scorched’, wilting in new growth, and bark cankers, which can indicate a more serious infection and can kill the tree.
To treat the disease you must prune and destroy all diseased wood. However, pruning can also be a means of transmission and tools must be sanitized as you prune. Diseased wood should be taken to the transfer site, please do not use it in mulch, compost or store as firewood or compost materials.
For more details and pruning guidelines, see here and here.
As of August 13th, the Trochu Municipal Campground has now switched to an ONLINE booking system. To book a campsite, campers must reserve & pay online prior to arrival.
See our Camping & Lodging page for more details or click here to reserve a campsite at Let’s Camp.ca!
Please be patient as this is a new system, and if you have any problems registering or reserving online, you can contact the Office at 403-442-3085 or see the Let’s Camp website for FAQs and contact information.
Currently only the 2020 season is available, please check back here to see when 2021 becomes available. If you’ve previously contacted us about booking sites for 2021 you will be contacted in the near future.
Trochu Municipal Library will be opening its doors to the public Wednesdays and Thursdays 10:30am-5:30pm starting Wednesday August 12/20.
Covid practices will be in effect. Only two patrons will be allowed in the library at a time due to social distancing. Computers available by appointment only. Free Wi-Fi available on back deck. Curbside service will still be available. Washroom will be closed to the public.
Call 403-442-2458 for more information Wednesday 10:30am-5:30pm or Thursday 10:30am-5:30pm.