Reston’s Residents are divided about whether or not to develop a 1.1-acre piece of land to create a parking lot (Jackman 1). “The piece of land is full of mature trees,” said Jackman (1).

The trees in the background of this picture are the trees that could be removed to make room for a parking lot
The trees in the background of this picture are the trees that could be removed to make room for a parking lot

According to Scott Laemmle, a resident of Reston, “If I wanted to live in Arlington, I would have lived in Arlington.” Laemmle said that he moved to Reston because he loved all the green space. Laemmle continued on and said “the trees they are considering getting rid of are very nice and add to the ‘park-like’ quality of living in Reston.”

According to Laemmle , the trade-off to the “tree-magedon” that is going is that it may improve the value of homes in Reston.

According to Jackman (1), “the slice of land is owned by the Reston Association, and Republic is proposing swapping another

1.1-acres of land along Baron Cameron Avenue, in two chunks.” “At a public hearing last month, Republic president David Peter said that the parking was needed to attract customers who don’t live nearby” said Jackman (1).

Jackman (1) said that the trees that may be removed are the “increasingly rare American hollies, black oaks and scarlet oaks” and

that they “provide refuge for butterflies and birds.”

“The Reston Association will vote on the issue on Nov. 21,” said Jackman (1).

1. Jackman, Tom. “Redevelopers of Reston’s Lake Anne Propose Replacing Trees with Parking, Residents Divided.” Washington Post. N

.p., 12 Nov. 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2013.

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