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- http://app.311.dc.gov/CWI/ServiceRequest.mvc/SRIntakeCompleted?guid=0007df8385254ac39d864b00b91ab8be
[ 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: http://bloomingdaleneighborhood.blogspot.com/2015/04/wapo-dc-has-13000-open-spots-for-trees.html
this is a post from earlier this year 4-21-15 posting:
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 boxes.
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, GetDCTrees.org, 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.