Friday, February 19, 2010
Not so cheery, cherry trees
With little more than a month until the kickoff of the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival in the District, damage from record breaking snowfall this winter is causing concern. National Park Service spokesman Bill Line told WTOP that the recent storms have caused "the worst damage to the cherry trees that he has seen in nine years."
Although there are reports that branches as thick as six inches have snapped and others are still pinned down by remaining snow cover, the festival is slated to kick off March 27th as planned.