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Almost 100 Trees to Be Planted in Capitol Hill

by George Altshuler October 28, 2014 at 10:30 am 3 Comments

Street trees on M Street NE

Capitol Hill will get nearly 100 new trees by spring.

The District Department of Transportation will plant the trees between this month and March 2015, Mayor Vincent Gray said at an event on Friday to kick off the planting season.

The trees will be part of DDOT’s largest planting season in 10 years, Gray said about the 8,000 trees expected to take root citywide.

The Lincoln Park area will get 114 trees, the H Street NE area will be given 70 trees and Navy Yard will receive 25 trees, an interactive map of their locations shows. The plantings will include elm, oak and cherry trees.

Notable plantings in Ward 6 include a new row of trees next to Nationals Park, on Potomac Avenue SW; seven trees next to Specialty Hospital of Washington, on 7th Street NE; and seven trees on C Street SE near the Stadium-Armory Metro station.

To ask DDOT to plant a tree in front of your home, call 311. Requests must be made by June 15 to be considered for the 2015 planting season. Arborists will then inspect the proposed locations and determine whether a tree can survive there.

Pepco and Tracey Trees are also donating 250 trees to locals, as Hill Rag reported.

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