There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.

OK, it’s time for the Washington City Paper to provide an actual useful service: What is that brushy-looking thing pictured on Page 3 of the Aug. 23 issue?

I’ve been noticing this bizarre-looking tree, or whatever it is, along Route 404 on the way to the beach, but have no idea what the story is. Neither does anyone else I’ve spoken to. Give!

Arlington, Va.