Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Business Improvement District is working with the District Department of Transportation on a project they hope will improve the health of street trees.
Four Georgetown street trees are part of a pilot program to help improve the health and viability of Georgetown's street trees. According to the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) website: The trees in Georgetown tree boxes take a beating – with narrow sidewalks and large numbers of pedestrians, the soil around trees get compacted to a point where roots can’t get the water and oxygen they need to grow. Other approaches to protecting trees such as tree fences and tree grates cannot work in Georgetown due either to space constraints or maintenance challenges. To address this problem, Georgetown took on a pilot program in which a substance called Flexi-Pave® was installed in four tree boxes in the BID area to help decrease soil …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
The tree was rotting from the inside, the Georgetown Current reports.
A large maple tree was removed from Volta Park early last week, much to the surprise of several nearby neighbors. One neighbor posted a concerned message on the Georgetown list serv, asking why the tall tree next to the basketball courts had been removed. The tree, a Norway Maple, was apparently dying and had to be cut down to prevent dangerous limbs from falling, The Georgetown Current reports. The Current reports: "Members of the Georgetown Garden Club and Friends of Volta Park said the tree’s removal had been in the works for a long time. The tree had already lost significant limbs, said Barbara Downs, a member of the Georgetown Garden Club’s civic committee. The groups also questioned the stability of the tree, which was located near a…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Several streets in Georgetown will have their female ginkgo trees sprayed to prevent odors.
DDOT Trees will begin spraying Georgetown's female ginkgo trees Thursday night. The female trees are notorious for the strong odor they give off in the spring, but spraying helps prevent the unpleasant scent. The agency will spray Shield-EC (also known as sprout nip), which has been used for the past several years, according to a press release from DDOT Trees. The spraying will take place overnight and residents do not need to move their cars, according to DDOT. The Following Georgetown streets could be treated beginning Thursday night: