Tree removal to be conducted along General Booth Boulevard beginning in May

Work is being done to ensure the safety and reliability of the high voltage electric transmission network

Monday, April 23, 2012

In order to continue to provide safe and reliable electric transmission, Dominion Virginia Power will be replacing transmission lines and towers in an easement that passes through several sites along General Booth Boulevard. As part of this work beginning May 1, Dominion Virginia Power will remove the trees which have the greatest potential to impact the safe and reliable transmission of electric service. This project will require removal of some mature trees in front of Red Wing Park and from other nearby sites.

In August 2003, the Northeast Blackout resulted in increased oversight and regulation of the interconnected grid system, including right of way maintenance procedures. Due to the increased need for grid security and reliability, Dominion Virginia Power is removing trees in many electric transmission easements.

For more information about the removal of the trees along General Booth Boulevard, please contact Michelle Blankenship of Dominion Virginia Power at 1-877-884-9939, or visit www.dom.com and search: Landstown. Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation expects to plant appropriate replacement trees in nearby parks and city rights-of-way this fall. To learn more about the trees that Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation will plant, contact Susan French at (757) 385-4076 or sfrench@vbgov.com.

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association. For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), visit VBgov.com/parks or sign up for our email newsletters at VBgov.com/eNews.

Dominion Virginia Power is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy, with a portfolio of more than 27,500 megawatts of generation, 12,000 miles of natural gas transmission gathering and storage pipeline, and 6,000 miles of electric transmission lines.  Dominion Virginia Power operates the nation's largest natural gas storage system with 942 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves retail energy customers in 12 states. For more information about Dominion Virginia Power, visit the company's website at www.dom.com .

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