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D.C.'s Cherry Blossoms Likely to Peak Early

March 23, 2009, 8:32 am

The National Park Service this morning moved up its prediction of the peak blooming period of Washington's cherry blossoms.

Park Service horticulturalist and blossom forecaster Rob DeFeo said he now believes the blossoms will peak from April 1 to April 4. He had earlier estimated a peak bloom period from April 3 to April 9.