Photo by Alexis Diao
Alexis Diao tweets us a situation we’ve touched on from time to time:
“The limb from an enormous tree next door in Columbia heights straight up fell across our yard and the next door yard. Thankfully no one was hurt. So crazy. my neighbor was standing right under it 20 seconds earlier. There’s damage to my car, flattened the recycling bins like a pancake, broke the fence. I feel really lucky actually bc it could’ve been much much worse. This tree is beautiful and big, but clearly has been dying for some time. We’ve actually had an arborist come out 3 times over 3 years bc we have been concerned about it. They said this tree is an accident waiting to happen. But the owner’s done nothing since we sent our reports. Read More
James sends the frustrating photo: “Anyone else experienced stolen plants from their yards in Petworth-ish area? Someone dug up and stole my parents’ Japanese maple last night.”
On Monday we reported that Gingko tree spraying would begin overnight “to reduce the formation of mature ginkgo fruit, which emits an offensive smell when it falls on sidewalks and roadways.”
Pretty wild sight if you’re not expecting it: Read More
“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) will begin the annual spraying of the female ginkgo street trees on April 20, 2020. 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. DDOT will use the same spray it has used for the past 20 years, Shield-3EC 24(C). Read More
This time on C Street, NE. Thanks to Gabi for sending around 5:15pm: “Big tree blown over on Capitol Hill.” Read More
Photo by DC Fire & EMS
Thanks to Miranda for passing on from DC Fire & EMS:
“Images of some of the storm related calls #DCsBravest responded to in upper NW during the pre-dawn hours. Fortunately there were no reports of any injuries. Please monitor the weather forecast for the possibility of more severe storms today.” Read More
15th and Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Ken writes yesterday: “they CUT DOWN ALL THE TREES at Pershing Park to “build” the National World War I memorial. It was once one of the prettiest monuments/parks in the city. Now it’s torn up to be “renovated” by WW1 Centennial.”
A photo of the park from 2014: Read More
Thanks to Jenny for sending the awesome shot above: “From this morning. So many folks stopped in the middle of the st to take a picture on their commute. New Hampshire and I think swann st.”
And thanks to Blake Band for sending the great shot below: Read More
And now you have been warned.
via Casey Trees
Thanks to Christa for sending from Casey Trees:
“Take Action! Protect D.C.’s Heritage Trees. Please tell your councilmember TODAY not to support Councilmember Allen’s proposed “Sursum Corda Cooperative Association Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2019”! We made it super easy with our fillable online form.
What is happening
- Councilmember Allen is introducing emergency legislation tomorrow (Tuesday, September 17) asking for a special exception to the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act of 2016.
- The bill is called the “Sursum Corda Cooperative Association Clarification Temporary Amendment Act of 2019”. It is emergency legislation that only requires a yes/no vote by the Council upon introduction.
What the emergency legislation says Read More