Trees of Note
Blog Post By Jona Elwell

Find Spring Blooms Near You with Our Blooming Tree Map

#PeakBloom sometimes feels like it takes over the District. Pandemic viewing or not, cherry blossom trees lining the Tidal Basin inspire themed drinks, clothes, and food. While the Tidal Basin will most likely be closed again this year due to the pandemic, that doesn’t stop photographers, tourists and locals pause on their way to snap a picture of those beloved blossoms. 

So whether you’re in on the cherry blossom craze or try to stay far away,  our illustrious Science and Policy team (behind the awesome DC Cherry Blossom Map) have put together a map of various, gorgeous flowering trees found throughout the District. When you open your eyes to all the beautiful blooms DC’s trees offer, you start to see that there is so much more than those delicate white flowers of the Yoshino cherry. Some of the trees are even blooming already:

Saucer magnolia blooms.

Cucumber tree blooms.

Linden tree blooms.

Plum tree blossoms.

How did we get all the location and species of all these trees? Our Park Inventory Program has been busy measuring and logging trees in DC and we keep track of trees we plant. This map also contains publicly available data about trees planted by DDOT’s Urban Forestry Division.

Many trees from the American Linden to the magnolia produce gorgeous flowers and blossoms! Now to figure out where to find these majestic blooms. We’ve made it easy with our Blossoming Tree Map! Check it out:

Map of Blossoming DC Trees

The park inventory program is a collaboration between Casey Trees, the Urban Forestry Division, the Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Parks Service. As we are still in the progress of inventorying every park in the District, data on some parks may be missing. This map does not contain trees planted on private properties.

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