Fairfax County Tree Struck By Lightning To Get A New Life

A treasured tree of the nature center in Fairfax County which was struck by lightning is about to get a new life. The 130-year-old tulip poplar tree, which is 100-feet tall, was the main attraction at Hidden Oaks Nature Center in Annandale. You could spot wildlife, such as flying squirrels and birds here.
Sculptures at the lightning stricken tree
Judy Pedersen of Fairfax County Park Authority said, "The tree had a long history of being part of children’s lives. It had all kind of [feeding] boxes on it, and people would look out the window and get a natural experience.” According to wtop.com, "After the tree was hit by at least two bolts of lightning during a storm last year, it appeared as if its story was ending. But that was not to be. The tree’s 10-foot-tall stump was not damaged, so a fundraising drive was mounted to pay for a chain saw artist turn it into sculpture." Artist Andrew Mallon and parks authority collaborated on the design of the sculpture. The design features about a dozen different woodland creatures including a fox, a raccoon, owls, and a turtle. As per wtop.com, "Visitors to the nature center on Monday saw Mallon in action, and there will be other chances to see him transform a stump into a work of art this week. He is scheduled to finish the work Thursday or Friday. Except on Tuesday, when the nature center is closed to walk-in visitors, you can watch Mallon in action during operating hours."

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4961 Oriskany Dr

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Fantastic brick split-level home with 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms.

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Gorgeous eat-in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, gas stove, and recessed lighting is the heart of the home. Dining area features beautiful wainscoting and french doors to take your entertaining to the screened porch. Fresh paint and hardwood floors run throughout the main level. You'll find the cozy gas fireplace in the living room, perfect for relaxing evenings this Fall. Venture to the walkout lower level to find the spacious rec room with expansive wet bar with wine fridge, tons of built-in storage, additional bedroom, office or 5th bedroom and additional full bath. Enjoy all the outdoor fun on the screened-in porch and Trex deck that overlooks the lush yard. You'll also enjoy the convenience of an attached garage. Numerous updates: newer windows and doors; water heater and furnace (2020); and electrical panel. Fairfax County Award Winning Schools - Woodson High School Pyramid. One block from neighborhood pool and jogging/walking/biking trails. The ultimate commuter’s location, just minutes to I-495, 4 miles to Dunn Loring Metro, less than 10 miles to Springfield Metro, Pentagon express bus stop across the street, and I-495 Express Lanes access via Braddock Road Exit. Just 4 miles from George Mason University campus in Fairfax and 1 mile to Northern Virginia Community College campus. An easy 20 minute drive to Ft. Belvoir & Ft. Myer/Henderson Hall and 30 minutes to Ft. McNair. Endless shopping opportunities: Trader Joe’s, King’s Park Shopping Plaza, Peet’s Coffee, Tysons Corner Mall, and Merrifield Shopping District nearby. Wakefield Chapel Recreation Association with swim & dive team, Annandale Boys & Girls Club, Annandale Sports Club, Braddock Road Youth Club, and Burke Athletic Club offer a variety of recreational opportunities! Come enjoy all that Annandale has to offer in this beautiful home! [Willow Woods - $775,000]

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7209 Jayhawk St

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3 Bedroom 3 Full Bathrooms and Half Bath. End Unit Townhouse. This beautiful townhouse is move-in ready, full of sun and space to accommodate friends and family to start making new memories. Main Level Features: Living Room. Dining Room flow onto an Awesome Deck. Gourmet Kitchen, Stainless Steel Appliances, Breakfast Bar. Upper Level Features: Primary Bedroom with primary bath (dual sink) and an additional private deck space, excellent for morning reads + coffee! Lower Level Features: Full Bathroom, With Spacious Basement and Separate Den Space. Walk-out Basement and Fully Fenced Backyard. The Backyard is an Oasis to be created, Great space to continue the gatherings. No carpet in this home! [Elan Mews - $525,000]

Beautiful, Complete Renovation from top to bottom.

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3 Bedrooms up, each with ceiling fan. Master Bedroom renovation includes 4 closets. Spacious Granite Counters and Stone Backsplash in Kitchen with Abundant Cabinet space. Sunny Breakfast Room. Wood Floors in Dining Room and Living Room. Walk out lower level to fully Fenced Brick Patio with flower beds and Excellent Shed. Family Room with Fireplace, Laundry Room with wash tub, Full Bathroom and Utility Room completes the lower level. Conveniently located To I-495 and I 395 and Close to Tyson Corners, Inova Hospital, Washington Reagan, Dulles Airport, near parks and trails, and has its own community pool. Less than 5 minutes to Heritage Center, Little River Center, Annandale Plaza and Annandale Shopping Center. [Americana Fairfax - $529,000]

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7822 Winona Ct

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Location- within the Beltway! Move in Ready - meticulously updated. Spaciousness - 5 Bedrooms & 3 Full Baths on almost 1/2 acre! What more can you ask for? Proud owners have updated and maintained this gem like a baby. Newer Crisp White Kitchen 2016 with Quartz Counters and Marble Backsplash, Updated Bathrooms, Newer Windows 2020, Quality walk way and welcoming Slate entrance 2020. HVAC is a Carrier replaced in 2020 as well. Generous 5 Bedroom/3 Full Baths and a GREAT Exterior space. Open flow of space makes entertaining a joy whether inside or on the refurbished Deck 2021, or the Paved Patio off the Lower Level Family Room. The yard is Treed and Fenced and Level for your Soccer practice sessions, perhaps. Owners converted Fireplace to Gas for your convenience and added a reading nook close by. Fresh Paint, New Carpet, Newer hardware on doors, child proof electrical outlets, newer switches, Light Fixtures, Fans, Recessed Lights, Crown molding and an updated Laundry/Mudroom too off the Garage. The list goes on and on.. come take a look! [Tall Oaks - $835,000]

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.