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Anyone Know Why All these Trees were Cut Down in Silver Spring?

by Prince Of Petworth June 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm 14 Comments


“Dear PoPville,

Do you have any idea why they are removing/cutting down all the trees on Georgia Avenue from Bonifant through Silver Spring Ave? This photo was taken yesterday and now there are no trees left. These trees provided a great cove area for people eating out at the restaurants there.”

  • ES

    I believe they are making the sidewalks ADA accessible.

    • ES

      At least, so say comments on silverspringsingular.com.

    • anon

      Bummer that it apparently involved taking down the trees; trees take a long time to get to that height/fullness. I am bummed out about two large magnolia trees that used to be on either side of the entrance to my work but were recently cut down because of “waterproofing” efforts (which I don’t quite understand).

    • angry surfer

      No way to do that other than completely remove the trees? That’s horrible. Shouldn’t the ADA only apply to sidewalks built after its passage? Seems like SIlver Spring sidewalks have been laid out the way they are forever. What about the residential parts of Silver Spring that don’t have sidewalks at all?

      • Emmaleigh504

        Trees are more important than people? It makes me sad that people think this way.

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  • Anonymous

    hopefully after the ADA work… they will replant some larger trees instead of just twigs.

    • Anonymous

      Trees take time to grow.

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  • austindc

    I assume someone was building an army worthy of Mordor.

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  • soozles

    Danny Schneider bought up that strip of Ga. Ave?

  • Shannon

    I just saw this a minute ago and I am MORTIFIED!!
    Is this what ‘progress’ and gentrification brings?

    Buildings going up everywhere. No parking. No trees. I want out.

  • Jen Jen

    Thanks for posting this story. I drove down Georgia Ave. yesterday and it took me a minute to realize why the block seemed a bit off. With the amount of sidewalk seating, I’m not surprised this street wasn’t ADA compliant. Still, it’s too bad.


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