Cherry Blossom Watch Update: April 4, 2014

A small number of trees are just starting to pop. Most of the trees haven't started yet, but things will start happening quickly now.

A small number of trees are just starting to pop. Most of the trees haven’t started yet, but things will start happening quickly now.

Not all the trees are on exactly the same schedule, and the differences in timing from tree to tree are now getting more obvious. If you go hunting, you can find a handful of cherry trees (and other varieties) that are in bloom. More common are trees that have only a small number of flowers starting to come out. Most of the trees don’t yet have flowers out. But each day now more and more trees will start to bloom into the white puffy stage.

And now that we’ve been able to string a few warmer days together, daffodils are starting to come out all over the place, as are the Tulip Magnolias.

The weekend weather is shaping up nicely.

If you go head down to the Tidal Basin Sunday morning, you’ll have to contend with extensive road closures around the Tidal Basin, Hains Point, and Memorial Bridge for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler. Here’s a map of the road closures.

Tulip Magnolias

Tulip Magnolias

Tulip Magnolias

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.

Last updated December 31, 2015

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