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Know Your Trees: Black Walnut

It’s been a while, but GM is back with Know Your Trees. This week he’s talking about a tree you don’t see on the street much, but you see in parks: the black walnut. The lack walnut is a tree … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Catalpa

This week for Know Your Trees, GM is exploring the catalpa. While the city’s records indicate that there is only a single catalpa in Georgetown (on 28th across the street from Evermay) there are actually a handful of beautiful catalpas … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Cherries

This week GM is returning to a series that he thought he had just about exhausted: Know Your Trees. Somehow he had forgotten to do cherries! Now’s the time to correct! Most residents of DC don’t need much information of … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Smoketree

Today on Know Your Trees, GM is discussing a tree that is not currently seen on Georgetown streets, but will be soon: the smoketree. The smoketree is really more of a large shrub that can in some cases be trained … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Yellowwood

Having already covered probably about 90% of the tree species you’ll see around Georgetown, GM is really having to dig deep now for Know Your Trees. So today’s species is the yellowwood (also known as the American or Kentucky yellowwood).

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Know Your Trees: Kentucky Coffeetree

GM has been doing “Know Your Trees” for almost a year. And the reality is that he’s covered just about 90% of all trees you’re going to see in tree boxes around Georgetown. So now he’s into the real deep … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Mulberry

This week on Know Your Trees, GM is visiting a tree that is both beloved and hated for the exact same thing: its fruit. The tree in question: the mulberry. Mulberry trees are a fast growing deciduous tree. The variety … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Birch

This week on Know Your Trees, GM is visiting with one of the more peculiar species of trees: the birch. Birches are almost immediately identified by their distinctive barks. The exhibit the classic “peeling paper” look, although the look differs … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Beech

This week on Know Your Trees, GM is discussing a tree you’re unlikely to find along the streets of Georgetown, but which you’ll easily find in the surrounding forests: beech. Beech trees are very easily recognized. They have a smooth … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Cypress

This week on Know Your Trees, GM is branching out (ha) to talk about a tree you traditionally didn’t see very much in the tree boxes of Georgetown, but which you’re going to see more of in the future: the … Continue reading

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