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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    The headlight issue is definitely on my list and vegetation management is an activity the Friends are allowed to do. There is a spot where I consistently ride off the trail at night. Do you happen to have any pictures of the old shrubbery?


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    I thought this was just me. What a relief- I seriously thought I was having major night blindness issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootchopper View Post
    Use shrubbery to provide a screen between the Parkway and the trail, from Gravelly to the first flyover bridge and again at either end of the 4MR bridge. Riding south, headlights blind riders. Also, they back light trail traffic making trail users very hard to see. I have had several close calls because of this. Also, I saw a pedestrian get nailed by a bike at the south end of the 4MR bridge.

    There used to be shrubbery along the stretch immediately next to the auxiliary runway but it was removed a long time ago.
    Yes, I remember that. Now, with the headlights blinding me, I have to ride that section with my eyes closed.

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    See what happens if one more person types or quotes "shrubbery"

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    I don't. It wasn't continuous but it was better than nothing.

    I usually ride this section with one hand shielding my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    The headlight issue is definitely on my list and vegetation management is an activity the Friends are allowed to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    See what happens if one more person types or quotes "shrubbery"
    One that looks nice, and not too expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by secstate View Post
    One that looks nice, and not too expensive!
    Doing the paperwork to change the name of the group to the Friends Who Say Ni of the Mount Vernon Trail. We will plant any native Virginia shrubbery which you bring us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rootchopper View Post
    I don't. It wasn't continuous but it was better than nothing.

    I usually ride this section with one hand shielding my eyes.
    I was able to check it out on Streetview images from 2008. Pretty significant loss of foliage. Ive done some initial research on some possible plants to serve as screens and how to get them at a free or low price.


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    MVT at DCA.pdf

    Back before 2000 (before my time), there appeared to be a few more bushes between the MVT and GWMP along the fence. We may be forced to rely on Rootchopper's memory. See Google Earth chronology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Ive done some initial research on some possible plants to serve as screens and how to get them at a free or low price.
    Does the NPS have anything useful in their nursery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbb View Post
    Does the NPS have anything useful in their nursery?
    The nursery ceased operations this year. I didnít hear a lot of detail about the decision but my understanding was that the resources to run the nursery were more costly than buying wholesale and that the species that are typically planted are more available in the marketplace than they used to be.


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