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Ginkgo Tree Spray to Occur This Week

Monday, May 4, 2015
Spraying will be from May 4 to 10
Media Contacts
 
Michelle Phipps-Evans
(202) 497-0124, (202) 671-0624
 
Keith St. Clair
(202) 671-5124
keith.stclair@dc.gov

(Washington, DC)—The District Department of Transportation will begin the annual spraying of the popular female gingkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) today, May 4 through Saturday, May 10, depending on the weather and fruit development conditions.

This preventative measure will eliminate the formation of the fruit which emits an offensive smell and falls on sidewalks and roadways. DDOT will use the same spray that it has used for the past 20 years, Shield-3EC 24(C).

Residents are advised that spraying will begin tonight in Wards 1, 2 and 6, where female ginkgo trees are most prevalent, and continue through Wards 4, 3, 7, 8 and 5 in that order.

Spraying will occur during the evening for several nights. There is no need to move vehicles that are parked on affected streets. For questions, please contact DDOT at (202) 671-5133 or visit http://ddot.dc.gov/page/female-ginkgo-tree-removal-policy for a map of all the female ginkgo trees and more information.

The mission of the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is to enhance the quality of life for District residents and visitors by ensuring that people, goods, and information move efficiently and safely with minimal adverse impact on residents and the environment. Follow us on Twitter; like us on Facebook and visit the website at www.ddot.dc.gov.

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