Thursday, June 11, 2009

Countryside Tree Grab

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Over the past couple of weeks, Countryside Golf Course has lost a large amount of tree cover. The Roanoke Airport Commission has decided to clear their property of woody green vegetation. Sadly, the course has now been stripped.

The following nine pictures document the damage to the area adjacent to Lewiston Rd. I was disappointed the the family of Mallard ducks weren’t hanging out in the acidic sawdust pond that was created after logging ended.

The following four pictures chronicle the view from the cul-de-sac of Cheraw Lake Rd.

The wooded areas adjacent to Frontage Road have taken the greatest hit. The whole stretch has been wiped out. Some of my favorite blackberry, raspberry, and cherry trees have been destroyed. In addition, no protection appears to have been given to the stream that runs through the cut zone.

Instead of topping or selectively clearing some of the larger trees from the area, the Airport Commission chose to clear all woody vegetation. The timing of this job is interesting.


Posted By Valerie Garner

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Comments (4)


June 29th, 2009 at 10:03 AM    

I am wondering if there are runway extension plans in the future?


June 29th, 2009 at 6:37 PM    

Extending the runway is a wish of some businesses. It is cost prohibitive to cross I-581. Passenger service is down this year by 11% from last year.

Roanoke's lack of growth is a direct result of the decision to locate it where it is land-locked.


June 29th, 2009 at 9:33 PM    

then. . . why the mauling of trees, etc. near those airport towers?


June 29th, 2009 at 10:18 PM    

Check here:

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Its the ROA's property and are putting in instrament landing – they've been complaining of the tall trees in the runway protection zone. What a mess they made – they don't care.

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