Live oak pruning north of Shore Drive update

Starts Monday Feb 26th.

From an email:

Good afternoon Grace,

Thank you for your patience. You and I have been communicating about city-contracted residential street tree pruning along roadways requested by the Ocean Park Civic League for several months now. I’m pleased to tell you that roadway pruning in Ocean Park is scheduled to begin February 26th, 2018 (weather permitting). As requested, the work will be done throughout the Ocean Park neighborhood north of Shore Dr. from East Stratford Rd. to Sunvista Dr. Please let residents know this pruning will take multiple days to complete, however no work is scheduled on weekends. If possible, we request that residents move any vehicles that may block access to street trees.

Residential street tree pruning is carried out with two goals in mind: 1) to improve roadway safety for residents and vehicles, and 2) to protect and preserve trees from vehicular damage due to low hanging branches. Many of the trees to be pruned are located on private property, however only the portion of the tree canopy that overhangs the road will be pruned. If residents choose to contract pruning on private property, we suggest contacting an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best wishes,


Susan French
City Arborist
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation

Landscape Management Division | 4141 Dam Neck Road | Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone 757.385.4076 | Fax 757.427.1895 | |

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