Bowman park closes for maintenance

Bowman Park on Luray Avenue will be closed on September 12th and 13th.

Town arborist, Jim Osborn received a complaint about hazardous conditions.

After inspection, The Town of Front Royal has hired contractor Timber Works Tree Care to mitigate the hazardous conditions.

  • The following trees are being removed:
    White Oak 55″ dbh has an approximately 10-year-old lightning strike that has allowed interior
    decay to affect the structure of the tree. The associated brown rot ruins the structural integrity of
    the tree making it susceptible to failure.
  • White Oak 44″ dbh exhibits a crown decline of over 25%. This decline appears to be caused by heavy soil compaction, slope causing water runoff, little to no organic matter remaining in the
    critical root zone. This “Oak Decline” has been noted and recorded since 2019 by University of Maryland.
    • Burr Oak 38″ dbh has had multiple leads broken out and cut back over the years. The extreme lean and site conditions at the park contribute to its decline.

    HAZARD REDUCTION PLANNING
    • White Oak 53″ dbh has the start of some crown dieback. Hazard reduction pruning of branches larger than 2″ diameter will take place.
    • White Oak 47″ dh also has some dead wood in the crown. Hazard reduction pruning of branches larger than 2″ diameter will take place.

Town residents may contact Jim Osborn if they have questions or concerns,  josborn@frontroyalva.com.

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7th Annual Family Fun Day in Front Royal

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Today is the 7th Annual Family Fun day in Downtown Front Royal as a part of the First Friday’s Weekend.

Fun Flix Friday was postponed yesterday, but today a New Orleans style parade will get things started at 10 am.

They will line up on Luray Avenue and also close portions of Main Street, Royal Avenue, Chester Street, and 3rd Street.

Then stick around for some live music, plenty of activities for the kids, and a crawfish boil.

Many local shops and vendors will also stay open during this event which will wrap up at 6 pm.

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