REGINA -- The city has confirmed four cases of Dutch Elms disease in 2020.

The diseased trees, located on 2 Ave. and King St., are being removed by city crews on Thursday.

The pruning of Elm trees is prohibited between April 1 and August 31, due to provincial regulations. These guidelines help minimize the risk of spreading the disease.

Regina has lost 128 trees to Dutch elm disease since 1981.