“Friends of Live Oaks want you to let your city council representative know how important it is to protect this tract of live oaks down near the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.”

Check out Mary Reid Barrow’s article at

In the coming months the city is due to approve a master traffic plan for the area and protection of the grove is part of the plan. Speaking to your council member in person or writing them or emailing them about this would be a good start toward preserving the grove, Bernick said.

Learn more about Live Oak Grove here.
Start here to contact your Councilperson to ask for the preservation of Live Oak Grove.

A “venerable live oak” was saved in Chics Beach!

What great news for our beloved City Tree!

Check out the news at petition for this beloved live oak at

Received the BEST NEWS EVER from Virginia Beach (THANK YOU FRANK FENTRESS & SUSAN FRENCH!) after the city had a master arborist (THANK YOU JASON HEIZER of Bartlett Tree Experts) do a Risk Assessment which resulted in the determination that the tree is “Low risk” & recommended taking a number of mitigation measures to decrease the risk further.