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Welcome to Tree Week

Tree-lined streets are one of the most often mentioned features that people associate with Georgetown. And it’s for good reason. Georgetown wouldn’t be what it is were it denuded of its beautiful tree canopy. Yet, beyond merely associating Georgetown with tree-lines streets, most people don’t think about our trees much more than that. So to address that, GM is introducing Tree Week here at the Georgetown Metropolitan. Each day a different topic relating to our trees will be discussed.

History

Throughout its history, the District of Columbia was known for its trees. In fact, it was often referred to as a city of trees. But that reputation was slowly lost during the second half of the 20th century. By the middle of the Barry era, DC’s street trees were in terrible shape. Georgetown was no better.

About 20 years ago, three georgetowners got together to do something about the state of Georgetown’s street trees. They formed Trees for Georgetown, which continues today as a part of the Citizens Association of Georgetown. Trees for Georgetown is a fantastic organization that is making huge strides in improving Georgetown’s canopy. (They will be the subject of tomorrow’s post). Continue reading

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High Winds Take Down Mature Maple

Man, Saturday night was windy, wasn’t it? It was so windy, a fully mature and completely healthy maple tree snapped right in half at 31st and R.

According to Casey Trees, the victim was a 45 foot tall Sugar Maple with an 11 inch trunk and 15 foot radius crown. It was probably 20-30 years old. It was estimated to remove 42 gallons of carbon monoxide a year. Casey Trees valued it at $2,338.

It looked like crews were already out on Sunday clearing the tree. The unusual Monkey Puzzle tree appeared to survive the collision.

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The Morning Metropolitan

Snowy GU by Ehpien.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

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The Morning Metropolitan

Winterberries by Alykat.

Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Philly Pizza loses appeal to the BZA regarding its operations as a restaurant, apparently forcing it to close. More here.
  • D1, D2, and G2 buses still curtailed. (The D1 and the D2 turns back towards Georgetown at 35th and Whitehaven. The G2 turns back eastward at Wisconsin Ave.)
  • Huge trees fall on the canal towpath.

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