DC Water provided an update on the Northeast Boundary Tunnel project at last night's Bloomingdale Civic Association meeting.
One of the items discussed was the removal of the median strip trees on Rhode Island Avenue NW -- six trees on the unit block and all trees on the 100 block.
A meeting attendee mentioned the removal of heritage trees.
Here is a link to the Tree Canopy Protection Amendment Act.
Under a 2016 D.C. law, this tree, and others
of its size, can’t be cut down, as long as they’re healthy. Any tree with a
circumference of 100 inches or more is considered a heritage tree and cannot be
removed unless they are replanted.
I do not know if this Act would govern the median strip trees intended to be removed on the median strips.