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D.C. to spray ginkgo trees

It’s already that time of year: The District Department of Transportation is going to begin spraying ginkgo trees Thursday night in an effort to prevent the odor from becoming a problem.

Crews will spray the female ginkgo fruit in Wards 1, 2 and 6 first, because the trees are most prevalent there, followed by Wards 4, 5, 3, 7 and 8.

The spraying will occur overnight for the next few nights and there will be no need to move any cars parked on the street, officials said.

Here’s a map of the female ginkgo trees, just in case you are curious.


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Mark Berman covers national news for The Washington Post and anchors Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and stories from around the country.
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