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Fairfax County Benefits from Tysons West Site

Trees Find New Homes in Stratton Woods Park and Reston


For Immediate Release
November 10, 2011

Tysons Corner, VA - JBG Rosenfeld Retail (JGBR), developers of the Tysons West mixed-use project, has donated twelve mature trees to the Hunter Mill District of Fairfax County. As JGBR prepared for construction at Tysons West, following a ground-breaking on September 26, plans were made to move the mature trees on the property and find them a new home in the county.

Hunter Mill District is very pleased with the donation. When the call was made to Hunter Mill District Supervisor Cathy Hudgins’ office to ask about potential sites, her staff immediately knew of an ideal location. On October 31, twelve (12) viable trees at the Tysons West site were professionally removed with the use of a spade truck, and ten (10) were immediately transplanted at Stratton Woods Park, site of the Polo Fields sports grounds, on Fox Mill Road at the corner of Fairfax County Parkway. Red Maples and Willow Oaks were planted at the perimeter of the park’s entrance and parking area, providing shade, beautification, and 3-season screening. Reston Association also received two trees to be planted in the community.

“We believe every development we undertake should enrich the communities in which we build,” stated Jay Klug of JGBR. “Saving these healthy trees and donating them to public spaces is a natural extension of these goals. We are thrilled to have found a new home for them.” JBGR is also committed to re-using infrastructure in their projects, as demonstrated by the re-purposing of the existing parking garage at Tysons West.  

Autumn is the optimal time of year to move trees, as they go into dormancy, and while the earth is still warm enough to allow the roots to get comfortable in their new surroundings. The value of the mature trees is a minimum of $12,000, and the cost of moving them amounted to approximately $10,000, covered by JBGR, who will also pay to maintain follow-up care through next spring. 

Tysons West, owned and managed by JBG Rosenfeld Retail, will be a transit-oriented, mixed-use development located on Route 7 at the intersection of Westwood Center Drive, formerly the site of Moore Cadillac/Hummer dealership.  The retail and residential center, now under construction, will be one block from the future Tysons Spring Hill Road Metrorail stop.

JBG Rosenfeld Retail (JGBR) specializes in the development and management of retail and mixed-use centers in the mid-Atlantic region, with a portfolio of nearly 100 properties in the Washington, DC region. Based in Chevy Chase, Maryland, JGB Rosenfeld Retail is a partner of The JGB Companies. For information, call 301-657-0700 or visit www.jbgr.com.

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