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.
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:
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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