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Local Trees

DC was once nicknamed the "City of Trees," and it's still true today, with nearly forty percent of the city covered by tree canopy. And like the people who populate our region, the 350 species of trees found here include both natives and transplants from all over the world. We'll find out the best places to enjoy our green bounty, and talk to the department responsible for caring for all those trees. We'll also talk to a local food pantry planting an urban orchard that will soon provide 40,000 pounds of fresh fruit.

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