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Washington DC — By Jon Rochetti on March 7, 2010 at 1:54 am
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DC Cherry Trees to Peak Early April

With over 56 inches of snow snow this season, the winter in Washingotn DC was one for the record books. 

But even with all the snow and freezing temps, the National Parks Service estimates that the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin and National Mall will be in bloom during the first 11 days of April.  The peak blooming period is expected to start Saturday, April 3rd and run through Thursday, April 8th, well within the annual average bloom date of April 4th. 

Washingotnn DC Cherry Blossom in bloom

So even after a record-breaking winter battering, the annual Cherry Blossom Festival will go on as scheduled and the trees will bloom as they do every year.  According to the National Parks Service, only a few of the 3,700 cherry trees around the National Mall were damaged due to the snow.

The annual parade and Japanese cherry blossom street fest will be held on April 10, 2010. And check out my Top Ten Tips for the Washington DC annual Cherry Blossom Festival.

Image Рfrom personal collection  ©2010, Jon Rochetti

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