Cherry Blossoms

You know that spring weather is starting to visit the eastern USA when the famed cherry blossoms are showing off in Washington, DC.

A few interesting facts: while the small the fruit on the Japanese cherry trees are edible, they are not very palatable and are not used for human consumption.

The largest collection of cherry blossom trees is not in Washington, DC. It is in New Jersey at the USA’s oldest park, Branch Brook Park, where you will find 5,000 Japanese cherry trees (as opposed to 3,000 in Washington, DC).

There are 200 cherry blossom trees at the Ohio University (Athens), a gift from Chubu University in Japan.

Here are the cherry blossom trees in bloom in Japan right now:

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