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Catherine Illian
Catherine Illian
3 years ago

Yep our tour groups do too.. Those tree of heaven trees really do it for us!!

M Aaron Campbell
M Aaron Campbell
3 years ago

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Michael Jones
Michael Jones
3 years ago

Stunning.

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Beata Mastalerz Jackson
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Melissa Pocock
Melissa Pocock
3 years ago

I think I see my house from here

Cadeho
Cadeho
3 years ago

I hate those Tree of Heaven trees.. all of them need to be cut down from that hillside and anywhere else they appear in the city. I remember whenever we drove to Fulton from Broad, my aunt used to look at the view from Government Road and call it “the Hamlet.” The last time I drove through, that view is blocked too… This is very sad.

Liz Morton
Liz Morton
3 years ago

Whoa!! I’ve never seen it THAT bad.

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Sherise Jefferson
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Cindy Samet
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Jeri Dilts
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Church Hill Social worker
Church Hill Social worker
3 years ago

Hahaha! I just moved here and didn’t know there was a view there! I thought it was a forest!! Lol.

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Cynthia Grier Lotze
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Rebecca Parker
Rebecca Parker
3 years ago

Invasive species, yay!

Keith West
Keith West
3 years ago

A city that can’t keep the weeds at bay is in decline.

Michael Hild
Michael Hild
3 years ago

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Mallory Paige Ruff
Mallory Paige Ruff
3 years ago

Ha! Lets the plants filter the stink outta the air, please!

Gordon Miller
Gordon Miller
3 years ago

Ghetto Palm

Chris Lumpkin
Chris Lumpkin
3 years ago

Ailanthus, aka Tree of Heaven aka Tree of HELL!

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Christian Briggs
Christian Briggs
3 years ago

Imagine how terrible it would be if they built apartments in front of the river, and spoiled this amazing view

Allison Smith
Allison Smith
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Cadeho
Cadeho
3 years ago

Christian Briggs, wrong hill.

Debra Miller
Debra Miller
3 years ago

The city admin is pathetic

Elaine Odell
Elaine Odell
3 years ago

Former residents of the hill (grew up here in the 70’s) stopped us at his stop a couple weeks ago and asked why the weed trees were allowed to block the view. We were embarrassed to admit we had gotten no response from Parks or DPW–despite the surge in property values and RE taxes. The visitors just shook their heads in dismay and said “that’s why we retired to Henrico: better service from local government and lower taxes.”

Rick Tatnall
Rick Tatnall
3 years ago

My friend Band Saw and I went out to Chimbo this morning and made an English style vista to restore some of the view at the Chimborazo Hospital rock. I agree with Chris Lumpkin that these are Trees of Hell, but for those that like them, I left plenty. Sorry I did not have a camera to show how it looks, but I am sure John or someone will provide one. Please wander by and check out the view – you can see Chesterfield!

Caroline Amey
Caroline Amey
3 years ago

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Erin Hollaway Palmer
Erin Hollaway Palmer
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bozatwork
bozatwork
3 years ago

What an embarrassment. An ounce of prevention. The cobblestone pathway would be great if it was restored too. I wish the local biking community could help support clearing with the city crew. The cyclocross race is a great but the maintenance of the park has always been poor. The historic view exists even if the city fails to maintain the property. If a large building is erected, well then the view is permanently gone.

Neighbor
Neighbor
3 years ago

Stop trying manage the site with goats and use some glyphosphate once or twice and the problem will be solved.

jean mcdaniel
jean mcdaniel
3 years ago

The more you cut these trees, the stronger and thicker they grow. The ONLY solution to control them is chemical.

I don’t think this is where the goats eat but if it is, by curbing the leaves the plant makes more root growth. This goes for Rick’s friend band saw as well, although your efforts are appreciated!

Mary-Courtney Kaplan Hunroe
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Justin Curtis
Justin Curtis
3 years ago

The sad thing is that the RVA Tree Stewards made a major effort to clear this hillside and plant a public orchard at the base (between the slope and dog park, near the goat clearing section) just a few years ago. There isn’t much left to show for all of that work.

Jonathan D Metcalf
Jonathan D Metcalf
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Kathleen
Kathleen
3 years ago

Jean is correct. I’m a member of the Friends of Chimborazo Park and getting rid of the ghetto palms is on our wish list. I’ve met with the RVA tree stewards about this overgrowth and chemicals combined with cutting are the only thing that work. It’s a tricky process. Cutting them down without chemicals will actually make the problem worse. There are a few people that have been doing that, and while I appreciate your efforts, please stop!! For every 1 ghetto palm that is ‘stressed’, aka cut down, an average of 5 new shoots will spring up. The only… Read more »

Bert
Bert
3 years ago

I fail to see how neighbors doing SOMETHING about the problem is worse than the city doing NOTHING. This is a disgrace.

cpandmg
cpandmg
3 years ago

Sorry to bring up a sore subject, but the same problem was happening in Libby Park until a woman was dragged into the tall weeds and raped there several years ago. Only after a huge outcry from residents of the St. John’s district, did the city begin regular mowing and weed control in Libby Park. I certainly don’t hope it takes another tragic incident before the city cleans up Chimborazo.

Liz
Liz
3 years ago

Bert – I agree!!

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