April 26, 2011
CORRECTION AND UPDATE: Ginkgo Tree Spray
The release issued yesterday included the incorrect name for the chemical used to spray female ginkgo trees.
- The release issued yesterday included the incorrect name for the chemical used to spray female ginkgo trees.
(Washington, DC) The release that was issued yesterday by the District Department of Transportation Urban Forestry Administration (DDOT Trees) included the incorrect name for the type of chemical it is using to spray female ginkgo trees. The correct name for the chemical is Shield-EC (not Shield-3EC). DDOT Trees holds a special 24(C) registration for this chemical to supress fruiting ginkgo trees in the District.
Over the next two nights DDOT Trees will continue its spraying activities through Wards 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 where female gingko trees are most prevalent. Spraying will occur overnight and there is no need to move vehicles parked on streets.
For additional information please contact DDOT Trees at (202) 671-5133.
The mission of the Urban Forestry Administration is to establish a full population of street trees within the District and to ensure that those trees are maintained in a healthy and safe condition. UFA staff includes 17 certified arborists who are responsible for issuing permits, enforcing regulations and caring for approximately 144,000 street tree locations throughout the city.