2013/2014 Tree Planting Map Released

2013 2014 tree planting map(Click on map to explore tree locations and species. Best viewed in Firefox)

The ending of street sweeping and onset of leaf collection also heralds the start of street tree planting season. Recently, DDOT’s Urban Forestry Administration created this year’s tree planting map for the public to depict the location and species of street trees that will be planted during the fall & winter of the 2013-2014 planting season.

According to DDOT, this year’s planting effort involves the installation of approximately 8,000 new street trees.  Installation will be divided into 2 separate phases: Fall 2013 & Spring 2014.  The Fall 2013 component will commence on or around October 1, 2013.  This year’s upcoming street tree planting aims to increase the number of trees in 2012/2013 by at least 1,000 more trees, or from 7,000 to 8,000.

Street trees, in addition to beautifying our neighborhoods, also make them more walkable and cooler in the warmer months. While I am quick to report empty tree boxes, the biggest challenge Park View has is on the handful of streets that have no room for street trees. I’ve yet to come up with a good solution to this challenge, but don’t hesitate to point these blocks out to DDOT when the opportunity lends itself.

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3 Comments on “2013/2014 Tree Planting Map Released”

  1. Chris Says:

    That is quite the dearth of plantings between Warder and Park Place and Rock Creek Church and Irving!

    I think a lot of us on Manor would be willing to give up a couple feet of street for a tree lined street.

  2. Cliff Says:

    It looks like they are putting a tree back on Warder and Princeton that residents complained about last year because it blocks the stop sign!


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