Cherry Blossom Watch Update: March 13, 2014

A few days of spring and now back to winter. Strong (and cold) winds have knocked down a large branch from one of the trees.

We’ve had a few days of warm weather to remind us what spring is like. There are even some daffodils coming out around the Mall. But we’re now back to cold and windy. From 60s and even 70s in the past few days, a cold front overnight brought us back to earth and we’re now back in the 20s.

The cold front brought strong winds. And they’ve taken its toll on at least one of the trees which has lost a large branch.

From a distance, the trees still look grey. Over the next week or two they should start getting a reddish brown tint from the buds changing color.

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