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The National Park Service is telling WTOP that the cherry blossom trees at the Tidal Basin have been damaged by our huge snowfall. “A number of branches have been split, there have been a couple of trees that have had the canopies taken off,” National Park Service spokesman Bill Line told the station.
There’s a chance that continued cold weather might delay the blooms, but the National Cherry Blossom Festival should still be a sight to see. Line believes that the trees will recover in the long term, and he expects the festival to be “as grand” as past festivals.