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Busy as a Beaver: I've Met the Culprits in Cameron Station

If you've ever spent a Spring day walking around Ben Brenman Park, the large park adjacent to the Cameron Station neighborhood in Alexandria, you've definitely delighted in the beautiful cherry trees around the lake.

Cherry Blossoms

Well, according to the Alexandria Gazette Packet, those cherry trees are going to be a little less colorful this year.

Seems that "a pack of beavers has been munching on the trunks of Yoshino trees there."  The paper reports that "[c]ity arborists have removed about 40 Yoshino cherry trees in the last two months in the wake of the all-you-can-eat beaver buffet."

It was a coincidence that I happened to read this article yesterday, since I've met the culprits.  Yes, I saw some members of the pack last month while walking around the lake. 

Say hello to the culprits:

Beaver at Cameron Station 

Beaver at Cameron Station

Beaver at Cameron Station

While these beavers are busy gnawing at cherry trees and building their dams, I'm busy selling real estate in Northern Virginia.  My first sale of the year closed yesterday and I've got another one closing next week.

2010 is the year of the busy beavers in Northern Virginia real estate.


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Comment balloon 6 commentsBrian Block • January 15 2010 03:09PM


Glad you have the evidence of the culprits Brian. Now if only the cherry trees around the Jefferson Memorial are safe.
Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 8 years ago

I was in Cameron Station just last week and I saw no such flowers...

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) about 8 years ago

Brian, I love the cherry trees in Virginia and DC.  Get them there critters.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker) about 8 years ago

Oh, goodness...those critters aren't so good for those lovely blooms! 

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) about 8 years ago

I love January closings--no better way to start the year! 

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 8 years ago

Brian - thanks for sharing these photos - I have never seen a real beaver in the wild!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 8 years ago