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National Cherry Blossom Festival

“The timing was perfect for the peak blooming of the Yoshino Cherry Trees in Washington on Tuesday March 29, 2011.  According to the National Park Service and also my accounts from my trip show peak bloom was officially reached midday on March 29th, 2011.”--Photos by James Schuyler

Metro To Take Break From Weekend Work For Blossoms

Metro says it will take a break from weekend track work for cherry blossom season.

03/05/2013

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28:  People walk a bike at the Tidal Basin under the cherry blossoms, with the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in the background,  March 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. The annual 16-day National Cherry Blossom Festival will run thru April 10.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Metro To Halt Weekend Work For Cherry Blossoms

Metro says it won’t conduct any maintenance work over the next four weekends because of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

03/23/2012

A woman (R) takes pictures of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Science, Care Preserve D.C.’s Original Cherry Trees

The pink and white cherry blossoms that color the nation’s capital and draw a million visitors each spring began with trees that have survived for a century.

03/22/2012

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Cherry Blossom Trees In Full Bloom For Its Centennial Celebration

Our warm weather is providing a boost to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.

03/21/2012

The Washington Monument is seen through cherry blossoms on March 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Americans celebrating the beauty of Washington's landmark pink cherry blossoms this spring have at heart the tragedies jolting Japan, which gave the trees to the United States. More than 27,000 people are dead or missing, and two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami crippled the aging nuclear plant in northeastern Japan, rescue work is still under way to avoid a major nuclear disaster. As many as one million people are expected to stream through the Mall esplanade area during the Cherry Blossom Festival from March 26 through April 10. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Traffic Patterns Change Near D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms

Traffic patterns around Washington’s Tidal Basin are changing for the next month to help keep traffic moving at the height of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

03/17/2012

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2 Bicycle-Sharing Stations Open On National Mall

The first bicycle sharing stations have opened on the National Mall just before the start of Washington’s National Cherry Blossom Festival.

03/17/2012

“The timing was perfect for the peak blooming of the Yoshino Cherry Trees in Washington on Tuesday March 29, 2011.  According to the National Park Service and also my accounts from my trip show peak bloom was officially reached midday on March 29th, 2011.”--Photos by James Schuyler

Study: D.C.’s Cherry Blossoms Could Shift To Winter

Washington’s cherry blossoms are busting out early this year, with buds popping so fast that a government work crew this week watched them unfurl on one tree in a single day.

03/15/2012

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Metro To Suspend Track Work Beginning March 24

Metro says it is planning to suspend its aggressive schedule of track work during the cherry blossom season beginning in March.

02/23/2012

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Park Service Announces New Bus For National Mall

Visitors to the National Mall and to Arlington National Cemetery will have new transportation options in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

02/20/2012