One of Regina's downtown parks had been looking less lush until the weekend.

The City of Regina removed seven dead trees from Victoria Park on Sunday morning.

The trees included four elms, one spruce, one maple and one basswood.

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A stump stands in the place of an elm tree. (Andreanne Apablaza/SRC)

The trees died of natural causes, according to the city.

City crews will replace all four of the dead elms thanks to funding received this year under the Tree Canada and Canada 150 grant. 

Additionally, the city will be pruning remaining trees in the park on Monday.