A Scholarly Paper By Experts

Four years ago, scholarly experts predicted that cherry trees in Washington DC would begin their blooming process in January.

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Could cherry blossoms one day be blooming in winter? – The Washington Post

Last year was the latest start to the blooming season record, with the Potomac frozen over on March 7.


Photo above taken on March 7, 2015


Bloom Watch | National Cherry Blossom Festival

At the end of January 2016, the cherry trees are surrounded by a foot of snow.

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“Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts’

  • Richard Feynman
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One Response to A Scholarly Paper By Experts

  1. Charles Higley says:

    Back around 1970, there were two weeks in January in Philadelphia that were so warm that the cherry trees along the Schuylkill River blossomed. Then, winter moved back in and killed them completely. When Spring finally arrived, there were indeed cherry blossoms again as these trees have a set of secondary buds, probably just for this kind of event. Also, trees in general have secondary leaves such that, if a drought kills off the first set of leaves, when water returns, they can relief for the remainder of the summer.

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