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“To prevent the notoriously unpleasant odor of female ginkgo fruit” Spraying Starts Monday


From DDOT:

To prevent the notoriously unpleasant odor of female ginkgo fruit from overtaking city streets, the District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) will start spraying these fruits starting Monday, April 29.

Spraying will begin in Wards 1, 2 and 6, where female ginkgo trees are most prevalent, and continue through Wards 4, 3, 7, 8 and 5. Spraying will occur overnight for several nights and there is no need to move vehicles parked on streets. If you have any questions, please contact UFA at 202-671-5133 or visit for more information

We’ve previously discussed this unpleasantness a couple of years ago. Anyone starting to notice the smell this year?

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