Yes, There Are Trees in Downtown Washington, D.C.

R. J. Smith reports on the sylvan species outside his window: There are plenty of trees here. Can anyone identify the very tall but little-spreading tree across the street from my apartment?  (See photo.) It’s 75′ to 80′ tall. The autumn leaves are never brilliant red.  Or even red.  Dirty brownish-yellow. The District’s Department of …