Why was Alexandria’s ‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas Tree Removed?


'Charlie Brown' Christmas Tree in Alexandria, Virginia (Image via Twitter)

This is an update to this post.

After tracking the missing tree for the last few days, multiple sources led me to the City Arborist.

After confirming this with Councilman John Chapman, I can confirm to you that the City of Alexandria received multiple complaints about the small evergreen tree growing in the Duke Street median by the ramp to Landmark Mall.

As a result of the complaints, the City Arborist determined the tree was damaged. As a result of this damage, the City Arborist determined that the tree interfered with the roadway, and the City Arborist said the tree needed removal and directed City staff to do so. I don’t know about you but, if you look at the photo above, it does not appear to have much damage to it.

So, now you know. I don’t know about you but, this makes me very sad and angry at the same time. Also, I don’t know about you but, may a pox fall on the house(s) of those who complained about the little tree.

Hopefully, the City can work something out where they can plant a similar tree nearby. Or, maybe another anonymous decorator will take up the cause with another tree somewhere else in the City.

We’ll give Lindsay the final word on this beloved tree in the West End…

(Image via @lseidenberg on Twitter)