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Marlborough Avenue and Oakland Road – Urban forest tree pruning

Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 (Halifax, NS) – Street tree pruning will continue this week in the south end of the peninsula on Marlborough Avenue and Oakland Road. 

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.

Both Marlborough Avenue and Oakland Road will be open to traffic however there will be temporary lane closures and no-parking signs in place while pruning takes place. Pedestrians may also experience delays due to temporary sidewalk closures. Motorists are reminded to reduce speed when entering the work area. Drivers are encouraged to use alternative routes due to the potential for delays.

The municipality apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this tree-pruning project may cause.

Source: Release

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