Corrective landscape pruning to affect North End buffer along Atlantic Avenue

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Starting this month, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation Landscape Management will be performing extensive corrective pruning to shrubbery along Atlantic Avenue in the North End section of Virginia Beach. Large flowering Oleander evergreen shrubs that have served as a buffer in this area will be significantly cut back due to damaging weather conditions this past winter.


Because of the below freezing temperatures in late 2013 and early 2014, many stems on the plants close to the ground were destroyed; therefore, the Oleanders on the west side of Atlantic Avenue from 43rd to 89th Streets (a distance of approximately three miles) will be cut back 2-3 feet in height. Landscape Management anticipates the pruning will revitalize the plants over the summer months.


Work is expected to be completed by the end of May. For additional information, please contact Shawn Hopson in Landscape Management at (757) 385-8424 or via email at


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