In a community where the destruction of even a single tree can mobilize residents, there may be another skirmish in the offing on July 13.
That’s the date that Arlington County Board members will be asked to approve the placement of new portable (“relocatable”) classrooms on the campus Arlington Traditional School, designed to ease overcrowding.
County staff has proposed approval of the relocatables and sees “no issues” with the approval. But the new classrooms will eliminate an existing playground and result in the removal of one oak tree on the 7.8-acre site in the 800 block of North Edison Street.
The school already has four relocatable classrooms; the action requested by the school system would allow four more, to be located in the southwest quadrant of the parcel.