Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Seven trees will have to be removed entirely.
At least seven Georgetown trees including the neighborhood's biggest at 35th and Prospect Streets will have to be removed entirely after Friday's strong wind storm. Many others will have branches removed or be evaluated by arborists to determine the best way to prevent disease and further damage. As of Monday a tree was still splayed across Dent Place. The Urban Forestry Administration's crews had not been able to get to many of the requests for service in Georgetown Monday. "Crews doing the work didn’t even get the list until Sunday," said Emes. Betsy Emes, the head of Trees for Georgetown, told the ANC that the UFA has received approximately 20 requests for service in Georgetown (not Burleith or Glover Park). Throughout the city, UFA …
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:
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Urban Forestry Administration is planting more than 3,500 new street trees across the D.C.
The District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) is planting more than 3,500 new street trees across the city and Georgetown will receive approximately 50 of these. UFA will plant the trees during their dormant period, from late fall through early spring. “Our quality of life is deeply tied to the tree canopy in the District. One of the most effective ways to improve the social, ecological and economic value of a neighborhood is to help ensure new trees get established in their first two years,” said John Thomas, DDOT’s Chief Forester in a prepared statement. The agency created an online map to show the location and species of the proposed trees. Georgetown's 50 trees will be scattered throughout the …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Adopt street trees and receive free watering tubs
With intense summer heat once again impacting the survival of young trees, the District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (DDOT Trees) seeks to continue its successful Canopy Keepers tree adoption program by engaging more residents and businesses in watering the District’s young trees. It takes less than ten minutes a week to fill the 10-gallon watering tub that the city provides free of charge to anyone who adopts street trees through DDOT’s Canopy Keepers program. Given that urban tree canopy maintenance is a critical aspect of the District’s Forest Action Plan, nearly 2,000 trees have already been adopted by residents, property managers, organizations and businesses in all eight wards. “Summer heat and the …