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To prevent the notoriously unpleasant odor of female ginkgo fruit from overtaking city streets, spraying will start start Monday, April 29.
WASHINGTON, DC — To prevent the notoriously unpleasant odor of female ginkgo fruit from overtaking city streets, the District Department of Transportation’s Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) will start spraying these fruits starting Monday, April 29.
Spraying will begin in Wards 1, 2 and 6, where female ginkgo trees are most prevalent, and continue through Wards 4, 3, 7, 8 and 5. Spraying will occur overnight for several nights and there is no need to move vehicles parked on streets. If you have any questions, please contact UFA at (202) 671-5133 or visit ddot.dc.gov/trees for more information.
UFA’s mission 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 20 certified arborists who are responsible for issuing permits, enforcing regulations and caring for approximately 132,000 trees throughout the city.