Emerald Ash Borer was recently detected in Washington, DC.
Thanks to all who sent emails: “Dear Neighbors Good Thursday morning to you. Yesterday while I was out walking – from Logan Circle along P Street NW towards NJ Ave, I saw a man hacking into a tree planted in a tree box between the sidewalk an
check out this esri storymap tour of the damage: http://bit.ly/1iFYvDa
An unstable person recently vandalized several hundred street trees in DC. The assailant used a brick to chisel out sections of street trees. Here is a storymap of the damage. Many more trees were damaged than are depicted in the storymap, but the photos detail the type of damage inflicted fairly well.
Out of 150,000 street trees, DC’s Urban Forestry Administration has inspected 120,000 within the past 4 years. Which means they are on track to maintain a 5 year inspection cycle. This map summarizes where the current year’s inspections need to be focused to maintain this cycle.
Explore the street trees in Washington, DC with this arcgis online map:
Its important that stocking levels (the percentage of open tree spaces relative the entire tree population) express less disparity across the city. Explore this interactive graphic to learn more about this in DC: http://public.tableausoftware.com/views/ReportforOpenTreeBoxes-Spaces/Dashboard1?:embed=y&:display_count=no#1