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For many people a walk, ride or drive
down these elm-lined avenues feels
like entering an arcade, a series of lofty
arches supported by columns and
roofed like the nave of a cathedral...
which supports a bronze statue created by the Fine Art Studio of
Rotbaltt-Amrany. Opposite the monument is a grove of trees with
bench seating.

American Elm in Regina
Regina has a common, yet remarkable, street tree idiom.
Beginning in the early 1900s, American Elm trees (Ulmus
americana) were typically planted on 20' to 25' (~6m to 7.6m)
spacing in the boulevards (between sidewalk and road curb).
American Elm has a branchless trunk with a high, wide-spreading
crown. In its native habitat in Saskatchewan, elm occurs in the
incised valleys of Prairie rivers, on the alluvial floodplain and
upland. It is thus suitable in Regina's urban environment, tolerating
both dry conditions and poor drainage, as well as the annual
extremes of Saskatchewan temperature.
Many of the older Regina neighbourhoods are lined on both sides
of the street with the equally spaced, now mature elms, which
create shaded canopies over the entire right-of-way. For many
people a walk, ride or drive down these avenues feels like entering
an arcade, a series of lofty arches supported by columns and
roofed like the nave of a cathedral (Figure 4).
In Regina, as in other Prairie cities, the choice for street trees is
limited, due to the low winter temperatures, low rainfall, and typical
rough street tree conditions (such as physical damage, pollutants).
Dutch Elm Disease (DED) reached Regina in the 1980s, but the
elms were monitored and the impact of the disease reduced.
Today, the City of Regina continues to implement a control
program against DED to limit the annual number of trees lost and
elms continue to be installed as street trees.
sports venues. Construction of the new stadium was substantially
complete in 2016. The stadium normally seats 33,350 people,
expandable to 40,000 for larger events.

Mosaic Stadium Landscape - Overview
The new stadium is set within a public landscape that includes an
exterior pedestrian concourse around the stadium (doubles as
an emergency route), four entrance plazas, the outdoor transit
mall (four platforms plus accessible bus drop-off/pickup zone),
vehicle parking, new vehicular access to Evraz Place, and, on the
west side, the historic Confederation Park. The landscape, as
well as the underground structures and services to the stadium,
were designed by the Regina office of AECOM Canada Ltd. - the
author of this article leading the landscape work from that office.
Construction of the landscape was substantially complete in 2017.
The stadium's main entrance plaza, in the northeast, is designed
as the place of identity and activity for Roughriders fans before
and after games. The focus of the Roughriders Fan Plaza is an
oval monument platform, with seat-steps and an accessible ramp,

Trees at Mosaic Stadium
Three tree varieties are installed at Mosaic Stadium: American
Elm, 'Brandon' American Elm and Japanese Tree Lilac 'Ivory Silk'.
All trees were installed and are maintained by the City of Regina.
American Elms are installed in lines at 8m spacing on centre (OC),
to integrate the Stadium landscape visually and experientially into
the urban fabric of the city.
The line of elms at the Stadium on Elphinstone Street continues
the line of elms north and south of the Stadium on Elphinstone.
The regular spaced street elms at the Stadium on the 10th Avenue
extension match the spacing of elms on nearby streets: Evraz
Place is surrounded by older neighbourhoods, with their arcades
of elms on both sides of the street. These lines of elms are Ulmus
americana, used where the full size and character of the species
tree could be achieved.
At the northwest accessible transit/parking area, in the median,
are Ulmus americana 'Brandon'. From the southwest stadium
entry Brandons are installed adjacent the two-storey high
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