The Museum Square apartments (401 K Street NW) has EIGHT consecutive dead trees running along it’s K Street frontage. Unless you live at Museum Square or regularly walk the interior sidewalk it may not have been apparent the quantity of dead trees as another row of healthy trees runs along K Street.
The aerial from Google maps was taken in summer 2008 so these trees have been dead over 12 months. Presumably this many consecutive dead trees is related to a disease of some kind. Do anyone of you know what kind of trees these are? Elms?
Through my inquiry on Monday I learned that the MVT CID is trying to work with Urban Forestry on the tree removal. However we will not see replacement trees planted until the K Street streetscaping occurs (possibly 2010).