STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION REMOVES DECAYING TREES ON MD 28 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

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Crews to Remove Two Trees Adjacent to MD 28 in Darnestown on November 4

(November 3, 2015) – The Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (SHA) must remove two large trees that pose a danger to drivers on MD 28 in Darnestown. The two trees, a Kentucky coffee and a northern catalpa, are adjacent to MD 28 (Darnestown Road) near MD 112 (Seneca Road), and are severely deteriorated. Crews will close one lane of traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the removal process on Wednesday, November 4.

“Our arborist evaluated the trees to determine if there was anything that could be done to save them and unfortunately, there is no other option,” said Sonal Sanghavi, SHA’s Director of Environmental Design. “The two trees are in their final stage of life and a storm or ice could easily bring them down onto the roadway and people below.” 

SHA and the Department of Natural Resources met with members of the civic association in the area and demonstrated the need for the tree removal project.

 
 

 

 
(SHA Photo: Decaying Trees adjacent to MD 28 in Darnestown.)

SHA crews will replace the trees with new three inch plantings. SHA is making wood from the trees available to the public on a first come-first serve basis at the Gaithersburg Maintenance Facility at 502 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Citizens interested in the wood should call (301) 948-2477.
 
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