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In the nation’s capital, there’s nothing more synonymous with the arrival of spring than cherry blossoms. But is it really necessary to battle crowds at the Tidal Basin during the official Cherry Blossom Festival? We look beyond the usual spots to see the delicate blooms, and take some time to appreciate the less famous flowering trees among us.
- Melanie Choukas-Bradley Author, "City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C." and "A Year in Rock Creek Park: The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, D.C.;" Naturalist with the Audubon Naturalist Society, Casey Trees, Rock Creek Conservancy and other organizations.
- Elliot Ferguson President and CEO of Destination DC
- Joshua Demers Lead gardener at Brookside Gardens
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