Tree Removal; All Residences from 4823 through 4851 Carriagepark Road Parking Spaces Impacted, Friday, June 30, 2023, from 7:30AM until complete 

All – due to the amount of parking that is required (spaces 181 through 208) and the visual aspect of a large crane operating in the community I wanted to notify everyone about the upcoming work.  Due to the location of the tree in question the crane is the optimal way to remove the tree without impacting surrounding homes located on portions of Treasure Court, Gainsborough Drive and Carriagepark Road.

Due to the area requirements to support the crane and associated support vehicles, all parking at the lower end of the large island of lower Carriagepark Road will be impacted.  Three spaces (185 through 187) will be impacted through Thursday of next week for timber storage of portions of the tree that are unable to be removed on Friday.

All impacted residences have received letters on their doors this afternoon.  Spaces are marked and signs installed in all areas.

While I’m normally much more diplomatic on the parking aspects of tree work , this time I will be direct.


If you live in the area, please remind your neighbors.  Renting a crane is a massive expense – literally every minute on our clock is around ten dollars so there cannot be work slowdowns or stoppages caused by our inaction.  I do not plan on knocking on doors Friday morning – we will just relocate your vehicle if it is parked in any of the spaces (181 through 208) and charge the residence identified on the permit.

Thank you in advance for your support in making this project a success…



2021-2022 Winter Event #2, Information

Good evening to all. We received around 2.5″ here – the official Fairfax amount was 2.65″. Plows were in early this morning and then this afternoon for final cleanup.

TRASH – Patriot will be by either later today or tomorrow for the trash pickup. There’s no need to return your containers or bags to your residence.

Storm debris cleanup – possibly next week for our debris pickup.

TONIGHT – watch out for black ice as the sun melted our snow but the below=freezing temperature is freezing the melt water in place.

Stay safe and warm,


2021-2022 Winter Event #1, Update #2

Good evening. I anticipate this to be the final update on this storm in this format. Follow-on information will flow through the routine messages I send out each month.

Today’s Actions:

  1. Last night a plow truck did make it in and plowed the streets.
  2. Today had the sun melting away some of the snow.
  3. Patriot canceled all service today due the inclement weather and resulting road conditions. We’d REALLY appreciate if you brought your bags back to your residences – especially the white bags as they will be damaged by our local wildlife over the next several days.


  1. We are not anticipating bringing another truck in this evening. Driving and walking in the community will remain treacherous tonight – please be careful if you venture outside tonight.


  1. RECYCLING: Patriot does not have a notice about tomorrow on their website. For tomorrow’s scheduled recycling service, I would again caution against pulling items to the curb as I’m not sure we will get service tomorrow. Patriot (or the county to all haulers) may cancel due to road conditions again. If you do take items out – please take them back in again if service does not occur.
  2. FCPS is again closed tomorrow – another reason I’m not confident we are getting recycling collection tomorrow.

Beyond Tomorrow:
As I stated above – I anticipate this is your final update for this weather event. For those with downed boughs and limbs around their properties. We will get our companies in to remove the downed debris however that may take some time due to the widespread damage this storm caused. You are always free to remove any debris that is on your property.

Additionally, we’ve received several requests from owners about people to shovel snow. I know several people were out generating some cash by helping yesterday – I applaud your efforts. If you’d like to be part of a list for potential future work on other’s walkways and such please email me your information.

Have a great evening – stay warm and be careful should you venture out.


Trash Pickup, 4 January 2022 – Officially Canceled

All – we have confirmation that trash pickup is canceled for today.  If you took bags or containers out yesterday, please bring them back inside your property line

From Patriot Disposal (a portion of the message):

Due to inclement weather and poor road conditions, all scheduled services for today (1/4) have been suspended….

Trash service will resume on your next regularly scheduled trash day and recycling service will resume on your next regularly scheduled recycling day.



Trash Pickup, 4 January 2022

All – to be clear – if you can wait till Friday (7 January 2022) for pickup I STRONGLY recommend you wait. I DO NOT believe the trash truck will be able to navigate our streets safely.