More street tree pruning scheduled in downtown Fayetteville this weekend

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Drivers near downtown Fayetteville should expect some lane closures this weekend while crews continue work on a street tree pruning project.

Contractors are scheduled to prune trees along North College Avenue from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 18. The project will require single-lane closures on College between Rock Street and Maple Street, according to a news release.

Officials said 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 for pruning to ensure tree health and for pedestrian and vehicular clearance. Notes about the general health of the trees will be documented and logged, officials said.

From the Urban Forestry Division:

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.

For more information contact the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department at 479-444-3486.