March 3, 2009

Cherry Blossoms Announced for April

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WASHINGTON — The peak blooming days in 2009 for Washington’s cherry blossoms will be April 3-9, according to Rob DeFeo, chief horticulturalist for the National Park Service.

DeFeo made the announcement March 3 at the Newseum. The blooming period typically lasts for 14 days. In 2008, the blooming period lasted for 17 days. Newseum visitors can report on the cherry blossoms in the popular "Be a TV Reporter" interactive.

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