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Transplant Efforts Save Mature Blue Spruce Tree

January 29, 2013

Sibley Memorial Hospital continues its commitment to environmental stewardship

Blue Spruce TreeWashington, D.C.
, Sibley Memorial Hospital demonstrated its dedication to green initiatives by transplanting and relocating a blue spruce tree from the New Sibley Hospital development site to the corner of Loughboro Road and Dalecarlia Parkway.
Earl Eutsler, supervisory forester, District Department of Transportation's (DDOT) Urban Forestry Administration commented, "Through its ongoing tree relocation and preservation efforts, Sibley Hospital has reminded the community that the greenest tree is often the one that already exists."  
Jerry Price, senior vice president, Real Estate & Construction, moved  the tree from its original plot behind Hayes Hall to an area near the service driveway when it was a mere 10-feet tall. Thirteen years later as part of the new construction process, the area was cleared for development and the 25-foot tall, 35-year-old, blue spruce tree was able to be transported and transplanted again.
"Now the community has a big, beautiful blue spruce to enjoy," Price said.
Scheduled for completion in 2015, the New Sibley will include 308 all private rooms.  There will also be a new Emergency Department, Radiation Oncology Center, Pharmacy, Labor & Delivery Unit, Special Care Nursery and Post-Partum Department.
About Sibley Memorial Hospital
Sibley is a non-profit, full service 318 bed acute care community hospital serving the Washington, D.C. area since 1890. Sibley Memorial Hospital is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Sibley campus is home to an assisted living residence, Grand Oaks, and The Sibley Renaissance which houses the Sibley Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Sibley Senior Services, skilled nursing care and a residential Alzheimer's unit.


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