Thanks to a reader for passing on the warning from a local listserv:
“As I was walking home from work today, a large tree branch suddenly fell and narrowly missed hitting me. I called 311 to report the incident. The 311 operator said that she put in a tree removal request. I later received a confirmation e-mail with an estimate that D-Dot would remove the tree on or around December 22. That seems like quite a ways off, as the tree strikes me as a public safety risk. So, I sent at e-mail to Charles Allen to see if he can expedite things, or at least have the tree looked at.
In the meantime, if you would like to avoid this tree, it is at the corner of Maryland and 8th Street, close to Kenny’s BBQ. I won’t be walking under the tree again anytime soon.”