Three trees with Dutch elm disease have been cut down in Regina.
The City of Regina did not specify where in the city the trees were located.
It is reminding residents though that cutting elm trees between April 1 and Aug. 31 is prohibited by provincial regulations so as to minimize the spread.
Dutch elm disease is caused by a fungus spread by insects. The signs that a tree is infected are wilting and yellowing leaves. If the tree is infected in late summer, the leaves turn brown but don’t fall off. The fungus kills the tree by clogging the tubes that transport moisture through the plant.
In the past 32 years, there have been 84 trees lost to Dutch elm disease in Regina.