Beloved Historical Landmark

Georgetown, NW Washington, DC

Life is brought back to the historic C&O Canal.

In 2010, a blizzard devastated the 60-year-old Mulberry trees lining the historic Tow Path of the C&O Canal in Georgetown. D. A. Dunlevy was brought in to repair the damage and restore the beauty of this popular site. The challenge of finding a native species of tree that was also mature enough to have considerable height was met through a collaboration with the property owner and the National Park Service. Locally-sourced river birch, standing 30-40 feet tall, were brought in and planted, providing a fast return to the stately stretch of trail. A custom water feature and specialty plantings were also installed in the courtyard to add a peaceful place for taking in the views.