Washington, D.C.: Cherry blossoms predicted to bloom April 8-12

Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.
Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C.
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Despite the long, snowy winter, Washington’s famous cherry trees are expected to bring the first sure sign of spring between April 8-12, when they’re predicted to reach peak bloom, the National Park Service said Tuesday. The weather in March will be the most critical factor for the trees’ blooming period, said James Perry of the National Park Service. “Relax and let Mother Nature take her course,” he said. “These trees have been around for 102 years, so we know pretty well how they’re going to react.” The National Cherry Blossom Festival is set to open Thursday.

Details: www.nationalcherryblossom festival.org.

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