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:

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.


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.