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1500 block of 33rd St.

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Don’t Do This To Your Trees

GM writes a lot about street trees and what you can do to help them stay alive, and, moreover, what you shouldn’t do, like prune them yourself. You might be led to conclude that if a tree is on your property, you can do whatever you like. But that is simply not true. The city has strict regulations about how you can prune or take down a tree on your property. And a resident just flagrantly violated those rules and will likely face a hefty fine as a result.

The rules are fairly complicated, but roughly speaking: if you have a decent sized tree on your property you cannot cut it down or dramatically prune it without either getting an arborist to certify that it’s dying or paying a fairly large fee. The rules have been around for a while, but they were updated last year by Council legislation. Here are the rules in more detail: Continue reading

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The Morning Metropolitan

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Georgetown Metropolis

1500 block of 34th St.

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Tryna Jinx It

There is supposedly a snow storm bearing down on us. GM figures the best way to jinx the storm and get no snow is to show a bunch of pictures of when we did get hit with a lot of snow. Surely that will do it!

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The Morning Metropolitan

Photo by Zach Stern.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Shop House is really, truly, shutting down this time. No word on what will replace it. It seems unlikely to be converted to a Chipotle, since there’s already one in Georgetown. Some articles suggest that they are simply selling all the leases.
  • Always lots to do in Georgetown.

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The Georgetown Metropolis

3500 block of Prospect St.

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