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 Change.org:

All,
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.

“That tree is just gorgeous,” Morrell said. “It’s like a breath of fresh air.”

View article including a photo at Pilotonline.com:

Since the residents’ petition surfaced, the city has delayed removing the tree and is seeking a second opinion, said Susan French, an arborist for Virginia Beach.

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They also consulted with the Friends of Live Oaks organization, which supports city efforts to retain and protect the trees.

View & sign petition at Change.org.