I saw my first spotted lanternfly this week on Capitol Hill. A reminder to folks to squish them if you find them and to look out for their egg masses, which typically appear in September. Also, if you’ve got tree-of-heaven in your yard, Read More
I’ve noticed that most DC residents are not aware that the city will plant trees for free if you request them on the 311 app which is also free. It takes about 5 minutes to request. I’ve marked up some screenshots of the steps on the 311 app to make it easier to know what to do. It’s a simple step in helping our city fight the heat. Hopefully, more residents are aware of this and utilize this service.” Read More
photo by Charlie
City Administrator Kevin Donahue writes: “PepcoConnect, DDOTDC, DCDPW teams worked overnight to clear downed trees & repair power lines: Read More
photo by Andrew Pasko-Reader
What a crazy storm.
From the National Zoo: “The National Zoo will be closed Sunday, July 30 due to storm cleanup.”
Thanks to all who messaged – here’s but a sampling of the damage: Read More
Christian sends above from Adams Mill near Harvard Street.
Thanks Luis for sending from 12th and T St, NW: Read More
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin the annual spraying of the female ginkgo street trees on Monday, May 1, 2023. The spraying will occur overnight from 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.
The annual spraying serves to reduce the formation of mature ginkgo fruit, which emits an offensive smell when it falls on sidewalks and roadways. Read More
Angelica asks: “Anyone know what these black and white sacks/bubble things are on this tree? The ants are also all over them.”
via National Mall NPS
From the National Park Service yesterday:
“Easing towards warmer weather, the cherry blossoms will feel the effects. With many of the Yoshino trees beginning to reveal their petals, we’re expecting peak bloom to arrive at the early side of our prediction (March 22-25) or a few days before.”
What’s the reason for all of the cutting/removal of healthy trees in Washington DC? What happened to the charming shaded sidewalks?”
Kevin replied: Read More