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UW Quad with blooming cherry trees

Cherry trees in bloom on the University of Washington Quad

The big, old cherry trees covered with blossoms on the Quad at the University of Washington campus in Seattle is one of the eagerly anticipated signs that spring has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest.

The university arborist is reporting that peak bloom this year is from March 30 to about April 7, so make plans to visit very soon.

Washington Park Arboretum

Cherry tree and joggers on Azalea Way in Washington Park Arboretum

The UW campus isn’t the only good place to see flowering cherry trees. Azalea Way, one of the main paths in nearby Washington Park Arboretum has several great trees along the route. Many other trees and shrubs in the park start blooming soon, too.