Vacant city lots, parcels, and school properties are maintained within city code.
Major parks will continue to be mowed on a weekly basis or kept usable to include Lafayette, Lakewood, Northside, Poplar Hall, Berkley, and Tarrallton.
Necessary tree work is rated on a 1 to 4 scale, 1 being the highest priority.
Due to the amount of safety-related workload, city tree crews only remove the sucker sprouts from crepe myrtles as necessary, during the winter months. Since it is not possible for city tree crews to prune all crepe myrtles or other trees each year, residents are encouraged to remove tree suckers and small limbs/branches (1 inch diameter and smaller) on city trees in the right of ways adjacent to their property when they mow the grass. This will provide a more manicured streetscape and enhance the beauty of Norfolk’s neighborhoods year round. All pruning must be done from the ground with non-powered hand tools. Small suckers can easily be removed by rubbing them off while they are just emerging and supple. Remember, topping of trees is not an approved pruning practice and is never allowed. Please view these tree care tips before removing crepe myrtle suckers.