Tree removal to be conducted along Sandbridge Road beginning March 17, 2015

Parks & Recreation removing dead trees to ensure public safety

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

(Virginia Beach, VA) – Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation will be removing dead and declining trees along Sandbridge Road beginning March 17, 2015, weather permitting, and is expected to continue for approximately one month. Traffic will be minimally impacted along Sandbridge Road due to a lane closure between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The impacted area starts approximately one mile from Sandbridge Beach and extends for several miles along Sandbridge Road.


The affected area is on property owned by the City of Virginia Beach adjacent to Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. After consulting with the Virginia Department of Forestry, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation determined that the trees were affected by an infestation of the Southern Pine Beetle, which is primarily a problem in forested areas. To ensure public safety, the declining trees will need to be removed. Other stakeholders will help the City remove trees in areas that may affect power lines.


For additional information, please contact Susan French, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation City Arborist with the Landscape Management Division, at


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