2012 marks the Centennial Anniversary of the first cherry trees planted in the Tidal Basin of Washington DC. To celebrate this milestone, Casey Trees has released maps detailing where to find the city's beautiful blossoms.
The DC Cherry trees have become a very popular tourist attraction. Every year, thousands of visitors from around the world make a special trip to DC to catch a glimpse of this amazing display of color.
The interactive map from Casey Trees includes hundreds of coordinates for many types of cherry trees. The most familiar white blossomed Yoshinos are represented by white dots, turquoise marks indicate Snow Goose trees, while pink indicates the pink double-blossomed Kwanzan variety. The remaining dots are red and indicate Black cherry, Edible cherry, Okame cherry and Weeping cherry trees.
The blossoms will be peaking between March 20-23, so get your travel plans in place and head to DC for a spectacular demonstration of natural beauty.