Ginkgo trees in the Capitol Hill area are receiving a special treatment this week to put locals’ noses at ease.
The District Department of Transportation last night started its annual D.C.-wide spraying of the trees to stop them from forming fruit that smells and can litter streets and sidewalks, according to the agency. DDOT is focusing on Wards 1, 2 and 6 before it turns its attention to other parts of the District.
All of the treatments will happen at night, and locals don’t need to move their cars to accommodate the spraying.
DDOT will use Shield-3EC 24(C) to treat the trees, as it has done the past 20 years.
Photo via Flickr/Ginkgo CZ