It's cherry blossom season. But how much do you know about the flowering trees?
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The cherry trees were given to Washington, D.C., in 1912 as a gift from what country?
U.S. National Arboretum
True or false: The first 2,000 cherry trees that arrived in Washington were sick and infested with bugs. President William Howard Taft ordered them to be burned.
Peak bloom occurs when 70 percent of the cherry trees around the Tidal Basin are in full bloom. When was the earliest peak bloom?
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Most of Washington's cherry trees grow around the Tidal Basin, where the Jefferson and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials are located. There are many cherry tree species here, some with funny names. Which of these is made up?
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True or false: The Tidal Basin was once used for swimming and even had a beach.
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Which city if the cherry blossom capital of the world?
Charleston, South Carolina
About how long is the blooming period for cherry blossoms?