12/03/13 3:15pm

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Lots of folks have been writing/tweeting about this. A few readers also send reminders about Bancroft’s sale in Mt. Pleasant:

“HOLIDAY TREE SALE! On December 7 and 8 from 10-4, come out to buy your holiday tree, gifts and bake goods and support Bancroft Elementary School. The Bancroft PTA is sponsoring our annual holiday tree sale on the school playground (off 18th Street, North of Newton) with trees for every budget, wreaths, roping, tree stands, and baked goods. We also deliver trees in the neighborhood for a small donation. The kids can decorate their own pine cone ornament! We hope to see you there!”

Ed. Note: You can see last year’s recommendations here.

For those who get them, where will you/did you get your Christmas tree?

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12/03/13 11:30am

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Photo by PoPville flickr user JoshBassett|PHOTOGRAPHY

From AOC.gov:

“The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will will be lit by Speaker of the House John A. Boehner during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 3, on the Capitol’s West Front lawn beginning at 5 p.m. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, will serve as master of ceremonies.

This year’s tree is an Engelmann spruce from the Newport Ranger District of the Colville National Forest in Washington State. It was harvested on November 1, and is currently traveling from Washington across the country; making stops in 22 communities along the way.

After it arrives at the U.S. Capitol and is secured in the ground, the tree will be decorated with thousands of ornaments, handcrafted by Washingtonians to reflect this year’s theme, “Sharing Washington’s Good Nature,” which highlights the state’s historical, cultural, and natural beauty.

The Capitol Christmas Tree has been a tradition at the U.S. Capitol since 1964. The tree will be lit from night fall until 11 p.m. each evening through January 1, 2014.”

10/10/13 3:15pm

From Casey Trees:

“As the start of October often marks the rapid onset of fall, we have decided to celebrate the changing seasons by highlighting some of D.C.’s most colorful corridors in a new fall color map. As a visual guide, the map provides suggested viewing routes for five vibrant species. Check out more details about two of them, the ginkgo and the American elm, below and three more in October’s edition of the Leaflet.

08/29/13 3:15pm

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“Dear PoPville,

I noticed the construction project on the old bricklayer’s building on 14th between R and S has removed the trees in front of that parcel. Not that anything can be done about it now but it’s really too bad that two full size (and I believe healthy) trees on an important and busy strip were completely removed rather than being cut back to facilitate construction. Just wanted to pass word along, though maybe this is more appropriate for a rant or revel.”

You can see a bit of the former trees from when we talked about the old Kosmo.com logos revealed by the demo:

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June 2013