Saskatchewan

4 trees infected with Dutch elm disease in Regina

Third tree cut down in Regina Tuesday morning.

Potentially-devastating tree disease spread by elm bark beetle

A crew was cutting down a tree with Dutch elm disease in Regina on Tuesday morning. (Lauren Golosky/CBC)

Four tress have been infected with Dutch elm disease in Regina.

About 1/3 of the trees found in Regina are American elms, according to the City's website.

It's bad news in a city where all trees were originally hand planted, and one third of those are elms.

Two of the diseased trees have already been removed. The city didn't say where they were located.

The third, located near the corner of McDougall Road and Shannon Road, was cut down Tuesday morning. 

The fourth tree, on Knowles Crescent in the Parliament Place neighbourhood, hasn't been cut down yet.

The disease is spread by the elm bark beetle. The city regularly sprays for the beetles.

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