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NR12-74

Sept. 28, 2012



VDOT POSTPONES REMOVAL OF TWO TREES ON GEORGETOWN PIKE

GREAT FALLS ─ At the request of the Great Falls Citizen Association, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is postponing the removal of two White Oak trees at the corner of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road so the community can hire an arborist to assess the health of the trees.

Earlier this month, VDOT announced that work would begin Oct. 1 to cut down the trees. VDOT’s decision was based on a risk assessment done by Trees Please of Haymarket, Va.

“We are asking the community to move quickly in hiring an arborist,” said Garrett Moore, VDOT Northern Virginia District Administrator. “We want to be responsive and transparent to the community but at the same time need to minimize any risk with these trees.”

VDOT has also asked Fairfax County’s arborist to assess the health of the trees.

Read the previous news release and arborist's report.



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