As the summer finally fades, a fear has started spreading throughout the land. It was just last winter when we were blindsided by a pandemic the breadth of which few had seen before. The government has taken action to avoid another break-out, but we will not know how effective their efforts have been until it’s too late to do anything else.
Yes, be afraid: it’s Ginkgo season again. Continue reading
After the putrid travesty of Ginkgogate 2008, it appears that the DC Urban Forestry Administration has learned its lesson: don’t inject female ginkgos with a steroid-like vitamin C super serum.
The last several days have been unseasonably balmy. Stepping out on the sidewalk and taking in a deep breath, for a moment you almost can smell spring. But then…wait a minute. That’s not spring that you smell. You can still smell the god damn ginkgos! They’re still on the trees and on our sidewalks! While the last month or so has meant a frosty casing around that butanoic acid, this early thaw has meant release for this putrid substance.