Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Urban Forest Master Plan street tree pruning program will continue today (Monday) on Northwood Terrace between Bloomfield and Black streets.
Depending on the weather, crews will then move tomorrow (Tuesday) to Black Street, between Gottingen Street and Fuller Terrace.
And on Wednesday tree pruning will begin in Dartmouth on Rose Street between Oak and Pine streets.
Work crews would like to thank residents and motorists for their co-operation during this season’s tree pruning process. Obeying the no-parking signs, combined with favourable weather conditions, has meant this project is now two weeks ahead of schedule.
So far this year the municipality has overseen tree-trimming on parts of Fuller Terrace, Bloomfield Street, 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 this week will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
All the affected streets will be open to traffic however there will be temporary lane closures and parking will not be available along the streets.
Towing may take place if work crews can’t work around vehicles.
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.