You Know What Easter and Passover Means? It’s Time for the Annual Ginkgo Tree Spraying

From DDOT:

To prevent the notoriously unpleasant odor of the popular ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) from overtaking city streets, the District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (DDOT Trees) will begin spraying the unsavory smelling female ginkgo fruits tonight. DDOT Trees will use the same spray that has been used for the past several years, Shield-EC (also known as sprout nip).

The spraying will begin in Wards 1, 2 and 6, where female ginkgo trees are most prevalent, and continue through Wards 4, 5, 3, 7 and 8. Spraying will occur overnight for the next few nights and there is no need to move vehicles parked on streets.

A map of the female ginkgo trees to be treated is available online here.

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  • From the Shield-EC label:

    “Hazards to humans and domestic animals. Harmful if swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Causes moderate eye irritation. Avoid contact with skin, eye or clothes.”

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