Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Drought is Killing Hundreds of Arlington's 'Street Trees"

Hi Yupette,

While the County Board debates preserving a few 'monument trees' this Saturday hundreds of street trees are dying across the County because of lack of a comprehensive drought watering program by County Government. This has been occurring every drought for over a decade, and is costing us millions to remove and replace trees killed by drought.

Terri,

22205

21 Comments:

At 22 September, 2010 , Anonymous Kathy said...

PLEASE people, water the young street trees in front of your home. They need 10 gallons right now and 4 gallons twice a a week until it starts raining hard next month.

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous 22205 said...

"Tree maintenance" is an oxymoron in Northern Virginia.

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I figure it costs $500 to remove the dead tree and replace it with a live tree.

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, what else is new in Arlington? There is like zero interest in philanthropy and volunteering for activities that would improve our quality of life. All the volunteering is for being appointed to committees that talk about problems and / or micromanage residents' lives.

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And start rumors and spread gossip about people who don't "conform".

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous Barcrofter said...

Maintenance money is being spent on the Artisphere, beaver pond makeover, takeover of the Pike from VDOT, etc.

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous DES said...

Any County employee can water a stupid tree. What we're all excited about is becoming beaver pond renovators.

 
At 23 September, 2010 , Anonymous DPRCR said...

Never mind the beavers, I want to party at the Artisphere.

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the medians where trees have been planted recently, e.g. George Mason Drive? Why are these trees being neglected?

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is another reason why we need a real weekly newspaper in Arlington. The only 'news' in Arlington is contained in press releases the County's PR Staff hands to the local media.

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous anon. said...

Speaking of the local media, you-know-who was told that Myrtle Beach has become a Redneck Riviera but didn't believe it until he visited and met up with the ihabitants.

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous SE USA said...

I've been reading thus blog for a year. Arlington is going to crash and burn economically, just like the rust belt did 25 years ago. You-all are going to be left with a huge amount of infrastructure that you won't be able to maintain or replace, never mind the trees.

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous Let's Be Free said...

We carry milk bottles filled with water to local park to water stressed trees while parkeaucrats drive around aimlessly in their white pick-up trucks looking concerned.

Looks like the JayChris twins have sent out orders to husband water for downstream use in their Yuppie Poolalarium at Long Bridge Park.

Secret plan is that beaver pond is being dredged as a temporary Poolarium water storage facility.

Okay, maybe I'm getting carried away after listening to Ahmadinejad speak at the UN yesterday. But you get the drift.

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous 2100 said...

Beaver Pond will cost closer to $10 million.

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is the "Green" Party?

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Arlington Green Party is 6 people sitting around a table in a restaurant deciding whether or not a 7th person who just dropped in and expressed interest in joining is an FBI Agent.

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given the antics of FBI employees like John Antonelli during the Bush Administration can you blame them?

 
At 24 September, 2010 , Anonymous L O L said...

No, what they're really concerned about is whether the person is an Independent Green Party agent.

 
At 25 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of growls, where's the ACTA Watchdog?

 
At 25 September, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

He had too many doughnuts at the coffee shop and is taking a nap before he waddles off to supper.

 
At 27 September, 2010 , Anonymous El Growler Grande said...

Dear Ms. Yupette,

Keep up the good work in staying after Arlington's political elite.

 

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