The National Park Service this morning judged that 70 percent of the cherry blossoms were open today, making this year's peak bloom date April 10.
The National Park Service has called the peak bloom date for this year as April 10.
The blossoms are considered to have reached peak bloom when 70 percent of the flowers are open.
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