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C & O Canal

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You Can Take a Break on Watering Your Trees

GM is always haranguing you to water your street trees, but you can take a break for now! The nearly biblical amounts of rain we’ve had means we can skip watering.

This message comes from Casey Trees, which maintains an updated guide for when you need or don’t need to water your street trees. Right now it’s stating: “Batten down the hatches and stay safe folks! D.C. had record breaking rainfall today (over 3 inches in an hour, far exceeding the 1.5 inches young trees need weekly). Check your young trees later in the week and water if needed.”

So the let-off won’t last that long. By next week, pending more torrential downpours, it should be back to normal. Continue reading

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1600 block of Wisconsin Ave.

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Uber’s Odd Map

Over the weekend, Twitter user, Raynell, noticed an odd map when he accessed Uber’s map via his phone’s browser. The map looked normal, but it was filled with odd historical names.

It appears this is the result of Uber populating the map with data of historical names from the USGS. But GM thought he’d take the opportunity to explain the Georgetown names. (Unfortunately GM couldn’t replicate the map, and can only use the screenshot from Raynell).

Here are the historical references:

City Tavern: This is still around! It’s the City Tavern Club at 3206 M St. It’s a private club with a lovely building filled with remarkable history. For instance, it was a popular social setting for George Washington, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson around the time of the creation of the District of Columbia. Continue reading

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