Friday, Dec. 5, 2014 (Halifax, NS) – As part of the implementation of the Halifax Regional Municipality’s recently adopted Urban Forest Master Plan, the second annual winter street tree pruning project will start next week on Connaught Avenue between Chebucto and Bayers roads.
The municipality’s inaugural cyclical pruning project took place earlier this year from January until March and was greeted by citizens as a tremendous success.
Hundreds of trees were trimmed along 10 kilometres of city streets last winter. This winter we’re hoping to trim trees along 17 streets in both Halifax and Dartmouth.
The Urban Forest Master Plan (www.halifax.ca/property/UFMP/) outlines the value in being proactive in our street tree-pruning activities. Damage to street trees – as well as nearby utility lines – can be avoided with regular cycles of tree pruning, rather than by 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 Connaught Avenue is expected to begin on Monday, Dec. 8, and will take place weekdays between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Connaught Avenue will be open to traffic however there will be temporary lane closures and some parking spaces on Connaught Avenue will not be available while pruning takes place.
The work on Connaught Avenue is expected to be complete by Friday, Dec. 12 (weather permitting).
Motorists should expect delays in the area and are encouraged to use alternative routes whenever possible.
The municipality apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this work may cause.