Washington Cherry Trees Expected To Bloom On Schedule

WASHINGTON Those famous pink and white flowers in Washington are expected to
bloom on schedule on trees around the nation’s capital as soon as the end of
March, the National Park Service predicted last week.

Horticulturalist Rob DeFeo, who keeps a close eye on the city’s cherry blossom
trees for the park service, said they likely will bloom from March 31 through
April 11. He predicted the peak period will be April 3 to April 8 when 70
percent of the trees will be in full blossom.

“If we get another 2 feet of snow, I may have to change things,” DeFeo said of
the region’s record-breaking snowfall last month. “But I think I’m right this

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