Come on in and learn all about cherry trees! How do cherry trees work? How do we care for cherry trees at the National Mall? How can you help preserve cherry trees? Let's find out!
Recreate Responsibly with Cherry Trees
You can help us preserve cherry trees! Protecting trees happens at the roots, branches, and blossoms.
Leaving blossoms on the trees - even on the ground! - is critical for the tree's interactions with pollinators like bees. Packing out all trash helps keep wildlife safe, and protects tree roots from burrowing animals. Being gentle with the branches by not swinging or climbing keeps our trees strong and whole. Walking around roots keeps the soil loose enough for water to absorb, and protects the tree's roots.
4 Ways to Care for Cherry Trees
Leave Blossoms for Bees (text wrapped around an image of a bee)
Pack Out Trash (text wrapped around an image of a squirrel eating while sitting on a tree branch)
Be Gentle with Branches (text wrapped around an image of branch with blooming cherry blossoms)
Walk Around Roots (text wrapped around a tree stump with visible roots)
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Caring for Cherry Trees
Cherry Trees & Climate Change
How is climate change impacting cherry trees in the Tidal Basin? Explore temperature changes, sea level rise, and more
Conserving Cherry Trees
There are many types of Japanese cherry trees. Conserving genetic information of historic trees helps us preserve cherry trees.
Calling all cherry blossom kids! Learn and have fun with activities made just for you. Become a Bloomin' Junior Ranger, learn about cherry trees with educational programs, draw cherry blossom art, and more!
Cherry Tree Field Guide
Last updated: March 9, 2021