West End

Alexandria’s ‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas Tree is Gone?

Christmas tree Duke Street
(UPDATE 12.09.2015 10:58 PM): The anonymous decorator of the tree has come forward

(UPDATE (4:55 PM): Added more photos & tweets from followers on the missing tree.

The small tree growing alongside the ramp to Landmark Mall on Duke Street on the West-bound side (see above) has been annually decorated by someone in the area for Christmas with flashing lights, garland, etc. It has been also annually been decorated as well on New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, and more. I had heard from several people what joy it brought them to see it in the median.

After getting so many requests to do a story on her, I had planned to get out and snap a photo of the tree yesterday (Sunday, December 6) when I got this news.

I still went out there last night and can confirm to you the tree is gone. Whoever cut her down, as Alexis notes above, bah humbag to you. A reader sent the above photo along for reference if you have never seen the tree in question.

A Facebook follower shared a photo of the tree at St. Patrick’s Day:

Duke Street tree in Alexandria, Virginia during St. patrick's Day

(H/T Kelly)

Lee Hernly, Editor
the authorLee Hernly, Editor
Founder & Editor
Lee Hernly is the Founder and Editor of Port City Wire, Alexandria, Virginia's best source for hyper-local news, opinion, and events. I live in the Old Town Alexandria area with my fantastic wife and son Sam. Oh, there’s Serena & Bea too. I’m so excited to meet new readers and see where you are from! Please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog so I can check it out!

Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Holif006 Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of

This tree brings sunshine to my mornings!!! It’s a wonderful tradition that’s serves as a reminder there a good people in the world. Whoever cut it down, doesn’t have a heart!