Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 (Halifax, NS) – The Urban Forest Master Plan street tree pruning program will continue today (Monday) on Tulip Street between Victoria Road and Oak Street in Dartmouth.
Depending on the weather, crews will then move tomorrow (Tuesday) to Dahlia Street, between Victoria Road and Beech Street.
And on Thursday tree pruning will take place on Ochterloney Street between Victoria Road and Maple Street.
Work crews would like to thank residents and motorists for their co-operation during this season’s tree pruning process. We are now two weeks ahead of our original schedule thanks to people obeying the no-parking signs and favourable weather conditions.
So far this year the municipality has overseen tree-trimming on parts of Northwood and Fuller terraces, Bloomfield Street, Connaught Avenue, Inglis Street, and Robie Street.
The Urban Forest Master Plan outlines the value of 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 street.
Towing may take place if work crews can’t work around vehicles.
Motorists are reminded to reduce speed when passing through work areas. Some delays may occur and drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes.
The municipality apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.