- Associated Press - Saturday, April 29, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - District of Columbia transportation crews are set to begin the annual spraying of the district’s female ginkgo trees.

The spraying is scheduled to begin Monday, and will take place over several nights from 9 p.m. through 6 a.m., weather permitting.

Officials say the annual spraying eliminates the formation of ginkgo fruit, which emits an offensive smell and falls on sidewalks and roadways.

DDOT will use the same spray that it has used for the past 20 years, Shield-3EC 24(C).

Residents are advised that spraying will begin in Ward 5 and proceed to Wards 4, 3, 2, 1 and 6. There are no female ginkgo trees in Wards 7 and 8.

Interested residents can visit https://ddot.dc.gov/page/female-ginkgo-tree-removal-policy for a map of all the female ginkgo trees and more information.

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