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Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival by voting for your favorite tree


© Jeff Mauritzen

This spring marks the 100th anniversary of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. The celebration began in 1912 with a gift of 3,000 flowering cherry trees from the Tokyo mayor. The trees were planted along the Tidal Basin and their beauty has been an inspiration for millions of people ever since. This year, organizers of the event expect more than 1 million people to take in the beauty of the blossoms.

The Arbor Day Foundation and the National Cherry Blossom Festival have created a unique way for all Americans to participate in the celebration by asking people to vote for “America’s Favorite Flowering Cherry Tree.” Voting is going on now through April 27. Click here to cast your ballot.