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Indicators of the start of spring, like leaf and bloom dates, will become increasingly important for determining how climate change may affect seasonal patterns, and for tracking related impacts on ecosystems and natural resources.This March in DC, we’ve experienced some cold sweeps, and as a result this year’s projected peak bloom date of April 11-14 is later than expected.By Krystal Laymon When I moved to the District of Columbia last spring, I couldn’t wait for the roughly 3,750 cherry trees surrounding the Tidal Basin and many of our major national monuments to burst into bloom.Tourists and residents flock to the area every year to hurriedly snap a few photos, because these beautiful flowers have a short life cycle with a peak bloom of only a couple of days.
WASHINGTON, DC — The National Park Service has just announced new dates for the 2017 peak bloom of the cherry blossoms, and not surprisingly, it's been pushed back again.The views expressed here are intended to explain EPA policy. If you do make substantive changes, please do not attribute the edited title or content to EPA or the author. Some links on this page may redirect users from the EPA website to specific content on a non-EPA, third-party site.In doing so, EPA is directing you only to the specific content referenced at the time of publication, not to any other content that may appear on the same webpage or elsewhere on the third-party site, or be added at a later date.This site features an innovative landing page with some great artwork, and, of course, a lot of great introductory information to let you know what the websites all about.Its Alexa ranking is also pretty high coming in at around 71,000.