A Tree Grows — and Dies — in Rock Creek Park
In late April, a spate of wind storms rushed through D.C., and a tree fell in Rock Creek Park. I wasn’t there to hear it, but for months after, I drove by, gloomily expecting to see a dying tree.
Instead, the tree continued to grow.
The storm uprooted the tree, laying it to rest across a roadside lawn on the eastern edge of the park. It was a white oak with a…