Chainsaws and a 75-ton crane will arrive in the Tudor Place North Garden Monday morning, May 12, to remove a white oak tree looming more than 100 feet tall that may have taken root in the 18th century.
Arborists have determined that the oak is leaning dangerously, and soil fissures at its roots indicate failure. Tudor Place staff, Board, and supporters are bidding a reluctant farewell to this old friend. The tree stands out even on a property renowned for old-growth specimens, including the ancient Tulip Poplar named by the America the Beautiful Fund as D.C.’s “Millennium Tree.”
“The loss of this majestic tree will reshape Tudor Place’s north landscape,” said Executive Director Leslie Buhler. “However, just as previous owners honored the site’s past while planning for its future, we will replace it with a new white oak in the fall.”
To defray the extraordinary cost of removing and replacing the oak and sustaining and replenishing the site’s other tall trees, Tudor Place will be establishing a fund.
The Friends of Georgetown Library present a Spring Book Sale on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00am - 3:00 pm at the Georgetown Library.
Fiction, non-fiction, children's, history, biography, rare books, art, politics, CD's, DVDS, VHS and much more!
Special features: complete works of Freud, significant collection of books about Washington, large collections of art and gardening books.
The Georgetown Library is located at the corner of Wisconsin and R Streets.
Stephanie Bothwell, principal of Urban and Landscape Design, along with renowned Washington interior decorator Frank Babb Randolph, will once again lead the historic Georgetown House tour which this year will feature nine spectacular homes showcasing the best of Georgetown. The homes range in style from traditional to contemporary. Sponsors for the event include Washington Fine Propertiesand Doyle of New York.
"We are delighted to once again offer our guests the rare opportunity to look inside some of Georgetown’s most beautiful homes,” said Stephanie Bothwell. Frank Babb Randolph added “We strive to select special homes that showcase the diversity of architecture and design styles that make up this village. Among the homes featured this year are a sophisticated Federal Revival, a unique charmer with a beautiful garden, and an evocative corner mansion perched on top of a hill.
While co-leading the historic Georgetown House Tour for a second year in a row, the organizers aren’t yet ready to tell us which nine homes are on this year’s tour, but they provided us with some photo clues.
The Historic St. John’s church will once again host the House Tour on Saturday, April 27th. The event runs from 11:00 am-5:00 pm The cost per person is $45 until April 21st, and $50 thereafter (including the day of the tour). Purchase tickets here.