Learn what you can do for our street trees
Walking the streets of Washington this time of year is one of the special privileges we earn in return for suffering through the wet sauna that is a D.C. summer. There are fewer sights quite so lush as an April shower-soaked maple tree still overburdened with its helicopter seeds. And as you know, April showers bring May flowers, flowers that many love to plant at the foot of our street trees.
This is a lovely sight, but if the tree is not yet mature, unfortunately these flowers could be killing the tree by stealing water and nutrients.
This tip, plus many more, will be discussed tonight at an informative (and free) tree forum being held at 6 tonight at the House of Sweden at 2900 K St. NW. The event is being hosted by Trees for Georgetown, the Georgetown Business Improvement District, the District Urban Forestry Administration and Casey Trees. Come and find out what you can do to protect and expand D.C.'s vital green canopy.
If you cannot make it to tonight's forum but would like to learn about caring for your street trees, check out Casey Trees' informative Web site.
Topher Mathews blogs at The Georgetown Metropolitan . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.
| May 5, 2010; 12:55 PM ET
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