…looking through the D.C. Municipal Regulations, as I often do for fun (I wish–I really am that much of a dork), when I got distracted.
Me, distracted? When looking at laws? Never.
There’s an entire chapter on “Special Trees.” You can’t tell me that you wouldn’t be just a little curious about what a “special tree” is.
Another Lexis window open and we have our answer:
D.C. Code § 8-651.02. Definitions
For the purposes of this chapter, the term:
(5) “Special Tree” means a tree with a circumference of 55 inches or more.
I suppose that “Really Big Tree” was too specific.