Below is the draft agenda for our next meeting on April 10, 2023 at 4:30 PM (please send any suggested additions or changes to Clay).
This month we have presentations and discussions on GPS Training to record locations of live oaks and an overview of live oak actions and initiatives in the City of Norfolk (both had to be cancelled last meeting). We will also be discussing plans for our community Live Oak Day event being planned for June!
We will also review and update on activities related to our Department of Forestry grant, drafting a new logo for FOLO, City protection of the Live Oak Grove, State Legislation, and Stormwater Procedures and their Impact on Tree Protection. Other ongoing items we will update on include how we can complete our inventory of live oaks on City properties (attachment), building our partnerships with other organizations (attachment), and updating our live oaks fact sheet (attachment).
Please come and help us with these matters if you can!
Please consider renewing your membership for 2023 or joining officially as a new member. Remember dues and donations are tax deductible – a receipt will be provided. Details on how to make payment are at our website: https://friendsofliveoaks.org/join-us/
Please send us your photos including a description of location and why a live oak tree or group of trees is special to you so we can share on our website and Facebook page – you can forward these to me. I am also re-sending some interesting website links for more info on live oaks and trees in general:
We hope you can join our meeting to add your input to the agenda and any other ideas you can share – such as how we can improve our website, and helping us build partnerships with other organizations. You can also learn more about pending tree legislation in the General Assembly, and read the recently completed State Study on tree protection at
https://rga.lis.virginia.gov/Published/2022/RD43 and also the tree legislation adopted by the General Assembly this past session and signed into law by the Governor at
This month we will again meet in person at the Ocean Park Rescue Squad building located at 3769 E Stratford Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455.
We also have the option to participate in the meeting by Zoom. The link to the April 10 Zoom meeting is in email.