Trees Added to Georgia Ave. Metro Area

New ginkgo trees on the New Hampshire Avenue side of the Metro station

With some area residents coping with power outages or worried about flooding yesterday, I wonder how many noticed the new ginkgo trees planted at the Georgia Avenue Metro station. Ginkgos were also planted on the wedge in front of Sweet Mango (between New Hampshire and Rock Creek Church Road).

While the trees are about the last components of the Middle Georgia Avenue Great Streets project to be installed, they were a planned part of the project from the beginning. Though I’ll admit that I have a love/hate relationship with ginkgos, I’m thrilled that we have more trees around the Metro station and Sweet Mango. Both sites lacked much needed shade in the summer months.

Ginkgo trees in front of Sweet Mango

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4 Comments on “Trees Added to Georgia Ave. Metro Area”

  1. Steve Davis Says:

    Hope someone is committed to watering them regularly for the next few months. And especially next summer. Any ideas if DDOT or WMATA is on the hook for that? If not, can we at least talk to Sweet Mango about watering theirs sometimes? We know they have a hose out there that could easily reach.

  2. SM Says:

    Regarding love/hate for ginkgo trees, they no longer plant female trees, so rest assured there will be no stinky fruit.

  3. djdc Says:

    I walked right by there this morning and didn’t notice. I must have been in a daze. They look nice!


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