Monday, June 15, 2015

today is the last day to submit tree planting requests to be processed for the upcoming planting season

A neighbor asked for this message to get posted here at the blog.  Click on the article link to read the entire Washington Post article.

Today June 15, is the last day to request a tree be planted in a tree 
box for next year. 
If you want a tree planted in your block, call 311, or use the DC customer service request system-  

[ 11 ] WaPo: "DC has 13,000 open spots for trees. Here's how you can 
fill them." 
This message is also posted at the Bloomingdale Neighborhood blog: 

this is a post from earlier this year 4-21-15 posting: 

D.C. has 13,000 open spots for trees. Here’s how you can fill them. 
By Perry Stein April 20 at 2:59 PM
In Ward 1, there are 162 empty tree boxes designed to have a tree 
planted in them. In Ward 5, that number skyrockets to 3,728 empty tree 
These numbers come from the District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration, which is responsible for maintaining and 
increasing the number of trees in the city’s public spaces.
District resident Emanuel Feld, 23, culled through this city data to 
create an interactive map in which residents can see where the city has 
vacant tree boxes and lodge a request with the city to plant some. The 
site,, launched Wednesday and Feld hopes it results in a 
more equal distribution of trees throughout the District. 
The Urban Forestry Administration runs a tree planting season each year 
between November and May. All tree planting requests must be submitted by June 15 to be processed for the upcoming planting season.

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