• Cherry Blossom Festival

    Cherry Blossom Festival

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    April 10, 2014 the Cherry Trees are now in Peak Bloom. More »

Cherry Tree Maintenance Endowment Fund

In 1912, over 3,000 cherry trees were donated in the name of the City of Tokyo to our Nation's Capital. In the spirit of this grand gesture, the Trust for the National Mall invites citizens and public-spirited organizations to donate funds for the replacement and maintenance of the cherry tree grove that surrounds the Tidal Basin and adjacent areas in East and West Potomac Parks.

In 2003, the National Park Service established the National Mall and Memorial Parks Cherry Tree Maintenance Endowment Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide reliable, significant monies on an annual basis, in perpetuity, for the replacement and maintenance of the cherry trees. As an endowment fund, only income can be dispersed. The principle remains intact. The Trust for the National Mall, the official non-profit fundraising partner for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, manages the fund for the National Park Service.

To find out more about the National Mall and Memorial Parks Cherry Tree Maintenance Endowment Fund, please view the Trust for the National Mall.

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Picking blossoms and climbing trees are prohibited in the park. More...