The DC Region is experiencing a drought, and Anacostia is not immune to its ill-effects. From today's Examiner article:
"Farmers in Virginia and Maryland are fretting over brown-eared corn and drooping soybean crops. Here in the city, our communal crop is trees, and they are suffering.
It’s time to get out our buckets and our hoses, check the ’hood for newly planted saplings and drench them. Every day, if possible."Our trees add value, beauty, health, and pride to our neighborhood, and it is our responsibility (and hopefully, desire) to make sure they stay alive.
For a Great piece on the importance of street trees, see this post from The Goodspeed Update.
photo used in graphic courtesy of flickr user stgermh