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Know Your Trees: The Trees on Your Block

This week on Know Your Trees, GM wants to help you help yourself. Rather than discuss a particular species, GM wants to show you how to find out what trees are on your block. It’s all well and good to … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Dogwood

GM started the Know Your Trees series to educate you on the varieties of street trees you see around Georgetown. Typically these are medium to large tree chosen for shade or natural habitat for birds. But GM has pretty much … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Zelkova

This week for Know Your Trees, GM is visiting the Japanese zelkova. The zelkova is a member of the elm family (it is sometimes referred to as a Japanese elm), and as such received a brief mention in GM’s discussion … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Ash

Today on Know Your Trees, GM is going to discuss a sad story: the ash tree. Perhaps not as once beloved as the might American elm, nonetheless ash trees were once a common site all up and down the east … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Black Gum

This week for Know Your Trees, GM is exploring a lesser known tree that has started to be planted with a little more frequency around Georgetown: the black gum. Black gum trees, otherwise known as black tupelos or simply tupelos, … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Redbud

Today on Know Your Trees, GM is discussing a tree that rivals cherry trees and magnolias in terms of springtime flash: the redbud. The redbud (or, rather, eastern redbud, to be specific) is a medium-to-small sized tree, growing only to … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Honey Locust

This week for Know Your Trees, GM is talking about the honey locust. Unlike last week’s poplars, honey locusts definitely appear along sidewalks in Georgetown. They are really fast growers and can turn a sun-baked sidewalk into a sun-dabbled sidewalk … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Poplars

This week for Know Your Trees, GM is visiting a gentle giant that you don’t find along sidewalks, but which can be found in Montrose Park: poplars. Specifically it’s not true poplars you find around here, but rather tulip poplars. … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Bradford Pear

Today on Know Your Trees, GM explores a tree even worse than the ginkgo: the bradford pear. Badford pear trees are trees that often get confused for cherry trees since they bloom with poofy white flowers around the same time … Continue reading

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Know Your Trees: Linden Trees

This week for Know Your Trees, GM is examining a somewhat rare tree for Georgetown: the linden tree. Linden trees are medium to large hardwood trees, which do well in open fields with plenty of space to spread out. They … Continue reading

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