Amazing Grace, the beloved live oak in Chics Beach, is getting crown cleaning & branch reduction tomorrow!

The work is being done on Tuesday December 19th.

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SUMMARY: The city has a Master Arborist coming to do the required mitigation work on our lovely tree on Tuesday, Dec 19:
City Arborist wrote…..

“I received word today that our contractor plans to do the crown cleaning and branch reduction tomorrow for the Live Oak at 2512 Bayview Avenue. We are requesting any onlookers to remain well back from city and private property lines in order to insure safety. . .

“First stop on any live oak tour: The historic Emancipation Oak on the campus of Hampton University in Hampton was called one of the world’s 10 great trees by the National Geographic Society.”

View Tour de Tree by Tom Horton at Bay Journal:

Such glory beckoned like cool water to a parched throat; but I almost didn’t get there. It was the live oaks’ fault. A friend said we should visit them first, and once you start with Quercus virginiana, you don’t want to leave them. They spread two or three times their height, mighty limbs swooping and gnarling, combining power and grace with a rugged fluidity — sculptures evoking centuries of wind and weather.