Complaints rise as trees fall for Purple Line

(Photo, ABC7)

"I came around the corner and I sort of felt a little sick to my stomach honestly," says upset resident Amanda Farber.

That is how residents in Montgomery County feel about what looks like a logging site on the Georgetown Branch trail off Connecticut Avenue.

"This is the biggest boon doggle of tax payer dollars I've ever seen," says upset neighbor Jan Didominick. "The decimation of the trees along this line is just terrible."

On the first day of school, the state closed the trail for the beginning of Purple Line construction. There was outrage. Now hundreds of trees are coming down.

As trees come down to make way for the train linking Prince George’s with Montgomery County, green space is being preserved in other parts of the county.

ABC7 reached out to Purple Line officials to learn more about their community outreach and transparency plans but with the Columbus Day holiday they did not give an immediate response.

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