Tree Removal on Kempsville Road, Oct. 24-25

Drivers Should Expect Slight Delays

Friday, October 23, 2020

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – On Saturday and Sunday, October 24-25, 2020, Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation's Park and Landscape Services tree team will be removing pear trees on Kempsville Road, between Albright Drive and Indian River Road.  The work will require a left lane closure between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. each day.  

The Pear Tree Removal & Replacement Program is an ongoing commitment to remove and replace pear trees in medians on major roadways because they exhibit weak branch structure, are prone to unpredictable failure, and have proven to be invasive in the Hampton Roads area. The trees will be replaced between November and December with a variety of species to promote diversity and enhance the Virginia Beach tree canopy. 

For additional information, contact Park and Landscape Services at 757-385-4461. To learn more about our urban tree canopy and Urban Forest Management Plan, visit VBgov.com/trees.


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