ISO Cherry Trees

Brooke Family

From Tom: This evening I plan to make a point of looking for the Cherry Tree display that is supposed to be a signature element for Nationals Park. I must admit that in three visits to the stadium, I still have not seen them.

My seatmates told me that the trees are out there beyond center field, just inside the ticket gates, but I must have been too star stuck by the green field, bright lights and Giant President Heads posing with fans to notice trees.

I must admit that I am somewhat dubious about a signature element that will peak and be over so early in the season -- especially if I haven't even noticed them yet.

Right now they may be in bloom, or about to bloom, depending on the variety of tree planted, but I wonder how they will look in late July and August, especially after being subjected to thousands of passers by carrying and dropping beverages and foods of all description.

By Brooke Family  |  April 9, 2008; 2:11 PM ET  | Category:  Brooke Family
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Jeez, what an idiot! I can't believe you didn't see the cherry trees. They're SOOOO obvious! /sarcasm

I only saw them because I remembered to look as I walked out. They're at the very beginning of the bloom cycle, so between the trees and cold temperatures, it certainly doesn't feel like baseball season yet.

Posted by: Shawn | April 9, 2008 3:28 PM

I read that these particular trees are late bloomers, which is better than i expected. Otherwise they'd have peaked already before the season is really underway. Still, the bare trees are a little depressing.

Posted by: Stantun | April 9, 2008 10:57 PM

They are NOT easy to see; and my seat was in one of the better places to see them.

And they weren't in bloom...so I'm presuming, being later bloomers, they're not out yet?

Pretty obvious that should the selected trees have timed with the ones on the Basin, forget them for most of baseball season.

Posted by: Donn Ahearn | April 10, 2008 9:57 AM

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