Just a quick update today on the Kwanzan cherry blossoms in East Potomac Park and next to the FDR Memorial. And that is that there’s not much new to report: they’re still (mostly) not blooming.
There are scattered, occasional flowers out, but most of them aren’t yet flowering. Blame the wintry weather we’ve been having recently for slowing things down. But I’ve come across quite a few in Arlington that are significantly ahead of the ones near the Tidal Basin.
Here’s how they’re looking this afternoon:
Want to Help Support DC's Cherry Trees?
If you'd like to help support the care and upkeep of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, the Trust for The National Mall has launched an Endow a Cherry Tree Campaign. Donations go to the official Cherry Tree Endowment, which will give the National Park Service additional resources to fund the care, maintenance, and possible replacement of the cherry trees. You can find more information here.
The Trust is dedicated to marshaling private support for maintaining and improving the history National Mall area. I'm not affiliated with the Trust--just an admirer of their efforts.