Parks & Recreation Landscape Management Plants 50 Live Oak Trees for City of Virginia Beach’s 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

To commemorate the City of Virginia Beach’s 50th Anniversary, the Parks & Recreation Landscape Management Division will be planting 50 trees throughout the city including various parks, City facilities and schools, as well as high-profile areas such as Town Center and the Laskin Road Gateway.


The trees that will be planted are live oaks, which represent the official City tree of Virginia Beach. The "50 Trees for 50 Years" planting project is funded by donations from The Council of Garden Clubs of Virginia Beach. Locations of the plantings were designated by the Council with guidance from Landscape Management staff for optimal healthy growth, development and sustainability. The first tree planting of this project took place at the 33rd annual Arbor Day Celebration at College Park Elementary School on April 12, 2013. The remaining trees to be planted are scheduled for installation in early December, an ideal time for tree planting in the region.


For additional information, please contact Symsi Houser at (757) 385-4461 or via email at


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