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“Tree Walk of Historic Leesburg” Brochure Now Available

Learn more about the wide variety of mature native and exotic trees that line the streets of downtown Leesburg.

Post Date:08/13/2018 12:21 PM
Leesburg, VA (August 13, 2018) – The Leesburg Tree Commission has published a new brochure, which highlights 23 native and exotic trees in downtown Leesburg. The trees are a part of the original town layout, which was created by John Hough in 1758.  
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According to Chairperson Patricia Hatfield, the Tree Walk was designed to evoke a deeper appreciation of the mature trees while reminding us of the people who planted them 100 or more years ago. 

“Planting new trees and increasing the Town canopy is happening, but it's the preservation of our old mature trees that is really important,” Hatfield said, referencing two of the tallest and most unique trees in the center of town, a Redwood and a 200-year-old American Ash. “They are the ones that clean 70 percent of our air, reduce the street temperature by 10 degrees, and spread a green canvas above our concrete world.”
 
“As people discover Leesburg's monuments and stories, history becomes so much more real.”

The brochure includes tree descriptions and locations, which cover an 8-block section of downtown. Print copies of the brochure are available at at Town Hall or a digital copy can be downloaded from the Town website at www.leesburgva.gov/treewalk
 

Media Contact:
Leah Kosin, Public Information Assistant
lkosin@leesburgva.gov 
571-528-5241

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