Friday, April 26, 2013

DDOT: ginkgo tree spraying to occur next week

From: "Quay, Christopher (DDOT)"
To: DDOT List
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2013 11:23 AM
Subject: DDOT Release: Ginkgo Tree Spraying to Occur Next Week

Government of the District of Columbia
Department of Transportation

Friday, April 26, 2013
DDOT Media Contact: Monica Hernandez – 202-671-2261,

Ginkgo Tree Spraying to Occur Next Week

(Washington, D.C.) To prevent the notoriously unpleasant odor of female ginkgo fruit from overtaking city streets, the District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) will start spraying these fruits starting Monday, April 29.
Spraying will begin in Wards 1, 2 and 6, where female ginkgo trees are most prevalent, and continue through Wards 4, 3, 7, 8 and 5. Spraying will occur overnight for several nights and there is no need to move vehicles parked on streets. If you have any questions, please contact UFA at 202-671-5133 or visit for more information.
UFA’s mission is to establish a full population of street trees within the District and to ensure that those trees are maintained in a healthy and safe condition. UFA staff includes 20 certified arborists who are responsible for issuing permits, enforcing regulations and caring for approximately 132,000 trees throughout the city.


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