Saturday, October 31, 2009

Town initiates Native Tree Canopy program to help private property owners; CHevy Chase, MD

Chevy Chase project to restore native trees:
Six years ago during Hurricane Isabel, Daniel Zwerdling-Rothschild was doing yoga with his wife, Barbara, in their living room when they heard what sounded like an explosion overhead. They leaped off their mats, just before a majestic oak tree on their property came crashing through the ceiling and landing where they had been sitting moments before.
They ended up having to rebuild their house in the town of Chevy Chase and moved into the new structure last June. But a lingering concern remains for the oak tree they lost and several other trees the couple had to cut down in the wake of Isabel. They planted a few smaller trees to try to make up the difference, but their yard still isn't what it used to be.

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