On Wednesday, DDOT issued the release below announcing the onset of more than 3,000 trees to be planted throughout the city. I’ll let you know when the Tree Planing List for FY09-FY10 is available so you can see if new trees will be planted near you or on your street.
DDOT Planting More Than 3,000 New Trees
Citywide Tree Planting Season Now Underway
(Washington, D.C.) The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) has begun planting more than 3,000 new street trees to help meet Mayor Adrian M. Fenty’s Green DC Agenda goal of expanding the tree canopy and establishing the District as one of the world’s pre-eminent green cities.
From reducing crime and domestic violence to improving economies and recuperation rates of hospital patients, research has proven that trees provide critical benefits to cities far beyond aesthetics, air quality, and water runoff.
From December to May, DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) will plant the new trees across all eight wards of the city. Planting locations are based on requests that were made by residents to the Mayor’s Citywide Call Center before July 15, 2009. (more…)