Better late than never: A long-planned arboreal banner project, which was delayed last year because of a funding shortage, has finally come to fruition (heh). These banners went up on New York Avenue recently—I just noticed them this evening, at least—and will stay for two months.

Why put up more banners instead of using the money to plant actual trees, you ask?

Last year, D.C. urban forester John Thomas said the project would send a message about greenness that plants by themselves cannot. “It would bring different people into the tree world that we need,” he said.