Cutting city trees could lead to prosecution, Richmond Public Works reminds residents

Cutting city trees could lead to prosecution, Richmond Public Works reminds residents
City trees on Arthur Ashe Boulevard in Richmond were illegally cut, which could lead to prosecution (Source: Richmond Department of Public Works)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond is a designated “Tree City USA,” which means altering city trees is illegal.

Richmond’s Department of Public Works is reminding residents that cutting, pruning or damaging city trees is illegal and could lead to prosecution.

In a Twitter post, the department released photos of a damaged tree on Arthur Ashe Boulevard near Cary Street.

The Department asks that anyone who sees this happening notify police or Richmond’s public works department at 804-646-6430.

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