Monday, Jan. 5, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – Urban Forest Master Plan street tree pruning will start up again today on Bloomfield Street between Agricola and Gottingen streets.
Last winter hundreds of trees along 10 kilometres of city streets were trimmed as we continue to perform preventative maintenance to our urban canopy.
So far this year the municipality has overseen tree-trimming on parts of Connaught Avenue, Inglis Street, and Robie Street.
The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines the value in being proactive with street tree pruning activities. Damage to street trees – as well as nearby utility lines – can be avoided with more regular cycles of tree pruning, rather than simply reacting on an “as needed” basis whenever there’s a problem.
Regular pruning can also extend the life and improve the canopy of street trees.
Work along Bloomfield Street will take place this week between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Bloomfield Street will be open to traffic however there will be temporary lane closures and parking will not be available along the street.
Towing may take place if work crews can’t work around vehicles.
This work is expected to be completed by Friday (Jan. 9).
Motorists are reminded to reduce speed when passing through work areas. Some temporary delays may occur and drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes.
The municipality apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.