SAVE THE TREES
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Arlington County, VA staff have plans to pave a 10 foot asphalt bike trail and cut down trees through a heavily wooded section along Washington Boulevard at the edge of a Towers Park. The design requires cutting approximately 100 to 130 small, medium and large canopy trees for less than 1/2 mile (a 2 minute bike ride) of bike trail.
The wooded area shields the Penrose neighborhood from the ugly view, the pollution and noise of constant traffic from Washington Blvd. These trees provide habitat to a variety of birds and animals who would lose their homes and food source due to construction and tree loss.
The Penrose community has lost hundreds of trees recently due to Vdot construction, commercial and residential development and new infill housing. We don't think building a bike trail should kill trees.
Other alternatives have been proposed to the County by Penrose residents and the Urban Forestry Commission. These alternatives will result in significantly less trees being cut down but would also result in less cost to the Arlington tax payer.
Please sign our petition to stop the construction of the bike path that kills trees.
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