2014 UW cherry tree watch: Bloom at 15 percent mark

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S Hines/U of Washington

As of March 13, some trees are further along than others in the UW Quad.

The cherry trees in the Quad at the University of Washington are beginning to flower and ­– as of March 13 – are at about 15 percent of their full bloom, according to Sara Shores, the UW arborist.

This weekend might be a nice time to come out to see them, she said, although the trees probably won’t be in full bloom until closer to the first day of spring, March 20. The exact date depends of course on the weather.

The Quad isn’t the only place to enjoy cherry blossoms. Other campus locations with cherry trees include San Juan Road in South Campus and just off Red Square by Gerberding Hall. A dozen new cherry trees will be planted in coming weeks between Johnson and Mary Gates Hall, a gift to the UW from the Japanese government.

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