Alameda Says Its Pruning Time

The city is hosting a neighborhood meeting to discuss the maintenance pruning of 126 Liquidamber trees on Gibbons Drive — from Central Avenue to High Street — at 7 p.m., Thursday, January 28, at Edison School, 2700 Buena Vista Ave., in the Multi-Purpose Room.

The pruning takes place every five years for the long-term health of the trees; it also helps reduce the chance that limbs will break during heavy winds and storms. Before the work begins, a Certified Registered Consulting Arborist must inspect each tree to determine what pruning should be done.

The work, set to start in early February, will be performed by A-Plus Tree Service, a licensed tree trimming contractor. The city says staff from the Public Works Department will monitor these activities. Depending on the weather, the pruning should take two to four weeks.

For more information, contact Todd Williams of Public Works at 747-7900.