For Immediate Release
March 15, 2017 Contact:
Parks and Recreation Department
College Avenue Lane Closures on Saturday for Street Tree Pruning
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Contractors for the City of Fayetteville will be pruning street trees along N. College Avenue this Saturday, March 18 from 7 a.m. to noon. This project will require single lane closures on College Avenue between Rock Street and Maple Street. All pruning will be done in compliance with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) standards.
Trees located on City property and in street right-of-ways have been tagged and will be pruned for tree health and for pedestrian and vehicular clearance. Notes about the general health of the trees will be documented and logged. Street trees are a defining element in creating a sense of place for Fayetteville. Trees provide shade and cool areas during hot summer months. They also beautify streets, increase biodiversity, and assist in stormwater management. Pruning trees in the urban environment is part of continued maintenance and best management practice for urban trees.
The City of Fayetteville has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for 22 consecutive years. Information about the Urban Forestry Division can be found on the City’s website here