White House’s Cherry Trees

March 22, 2012 by Associated Press @ Washington Post

WASHINGTON — The pink and white cherry blossoms that color the nation’s capital and draw a million visitors each spring began with trees that have survived for a century.

It was 100 years ago this month when first lady Helen Taft and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese Ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the bank of Washington’s Tidal Basin. They were the first of 3,000 planted as part of a gift from the city of Tokyo as a symbol of friendship. The original pair still stands, along with about 100 of the original trees transported from Japan […]

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One response to “White House’s Cherry Trees

  1. Oh, Really great colorful scene of
    white-house USA. Really color is the art of life that gives us inner pleasure and colors are used to denote various psychological feelings….. too…… Anyway, color is the art and heart of natural beauty. ………..!

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