July 19, 2012 Rock Creek Woods Silver Spring MD

Pepco Chops Cherry Trees in Rock Creek Woods

RCW Cherry treesThe Washington Post reports this morning on Pepco chopping down the beloved cherry trees in Charles Goodman’s Rock Creek Woods. Residents of the mid-century modern community just north of Kensington are not pleased. “Between 1959 and 1960, as Rock Creek Woods was being built by architect Charles Goodman, neighbors asked the county to plant Yoshinos alongside their three curving roads,” the Post writes. “The cherry trees form a canopy and provide shade. For Washingtonians-in-the-know, Rock Creek Woods is also a less crowded place to see the same cherry trees that become so popular at the Tidal Basin in April, or in the Kenwood neighborhood near Bethesda.”