WCP: Ruckus Saves Tree at 4th and Eye

Lydia DePillis of the Washington City Paper reports that John Bone, the Paramount project manager for the 425 Eye development, has decided to keep the tree at 4th and Eye after hearing about the community protest initiated by ANC commissioner Keith Silver.

From left to right: Walter Fauntroy, John Bone, Bill McLeod, Keith Silver

From left to right: Renee Childers, Keith Silver

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    FourthandEye says

    The gentlemen wearing light blue in the top photo is Walter E. Fauntroy. He served in Congress from 1971 to 1991 in the seat currently occupied by Elenor Holmes Norton.

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    Sam Farmer says

    Good to hear.

    But doesn’t putting duct tape on a tree hurt the bark and the tree?

  3. 5

    Milton Hillman says

    Really appreciate you infoming me and other family members
    the task that you take everyday. We get so busy with our
    lives that we miss events, topics, that are not covered by
    the local tv networks, or the newspaper. We see and appreciate
    your passion for the rights of the people.

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    FourthandEye says

    The Washingtonpost’s Hamil Harris wrote a recap of the issue. There is definitely an opinion out there that the tree is dying. It’s great that commissioner Silver persuaded Paramount to keep the tree but what steps will be taken to ensure it’s health? This segment of Eye Street had four mature trees that were all healthy (I’ve confirmed this via year old imagery from Google Street View). Paramount cut down three of them with no fanfare. I don’t think it’s too much to ask for them to actually care for the one tree they had to keep.