Back in Oct. ’07 I thought there was a special place in hell for those who tag trees. And now I realize this is the same exact tree from 11th St, NW in Columbia Heights so at some point somebody was able to remove the graffiti. How do remove graffiti from a tree without killing the tree? Also why do you think this particular tree keeps getting tagged. If they ever catch the person/persons who do this, there should be a minimum 6 months in jail no parole. Is that too harsh? Not harsh enough?