Petition to Save McLean Tree Canopy

Neil Ende
Neil Ende 67 Comments
236 Signatures Goal: 100

As a resident of the Chesterbrook Woods community, I highly value our beautiful trees and I believe that all reasonable efforts should be made to preserve our tree canopy. It has taken nature many decades to provide us with our tree canopy but it takes a builder only a few hours to destroy it.

I am greatly disturbed by the increase in infill development projects where houses are razed and most if not all of the trees are removed from a property, particularly where it is clear that some of the trees are being removed merely for the convenience of the builder and could be saved.

I understand that the CWCA Environmental Committee does not believe that Fairfax County is enforcing applicable tree conservation ordinances and the absence of enforcement is resulting in a substantial and unnecessary loss of our historic tree canopy.

I support the efforts of the CWCA Environmental Committee, in coordination with other local homeowners associations, to ensure that all applicable tree conservation ordinances are fully enforced by the County and to work for legislation giving the County greater authority to protect the tree canopy.

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Highlights

October 28
Petition has reached 100 signatures!
October 17
We are now live!
  • foteini horbou
    foteini horbou Greece, Thessalon
    Feb 27, 2017
    Feb 27, 2017
    More trees are despirately needed around the Planet Earth! Why are you cutting your ones?
  • James M Hermens
    James M Hermens United States, Falls Church
    Apr 01, 2016
    Apr 01, 2016
    Very supportive of this effort
  • Catherine Gutierrez Moline
    Catherine Gutierrez Moline United States, Arlington
    Dec 16, 2015
    Dec 16, 2015
    We have lived in Our childhood home since 1972. Our Mother was an avid gardener who recently passed this year. We are sad at the prospect that the recent sale of our home to a builder will fall prey to the same "raze and build a mega-mansion" with total disregard to the beautiful greenery and flora our mother planted and that which existed when our family moved to the area. Keep Mclean green, beautiful and natural!
  • Tamer Onat
    Tamer Onat United States, Mclean
    Dec 12, 2015
    Dec 12, 2015
    What makes our community a great place to live is our trees. It is the difference between Mother Nature and barren lands.
    This is a common problem within Fairfax county. Every day on my way to work I see people cutting down what little trees leftover. They help us breathe and help provide our needed rainfall as well.
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236

Signatures

  • 7 months ago
    Ed Vieira United States
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    natasha salgado Canada
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Barbara Vieira United States
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Sheila D United States
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    John Wedderburn United Kingdom
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Darren Woolsey United Kingdom
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Kalliope M Germany
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    dogan ozkan Turkey
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    Animae Chi Australia
    7 months ago
  • 7 months ago
    foteini horbou Greece
    7 months ago
  • 1 year ago
    Eric Juneau United States
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    James M Hermens United States
    1 year ago
  • 2 years ago
    Gail Clements United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Catherine Gutierrez Moline United States
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    David Fitzgerald United States
    2 years ago
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