Today marks the official start of festivities for the Centennial Celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.
America’s Favorite Cherry Tree, an online poll launched in January by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Cherry Blossom Festival, allows all Americans to participate in the Festival’s Centennial Celebration by casting their vote for one of three finalists: the Yoshino, Kwanzan, or Autumn Flowering cherry tree.
Participating in the poll is a great way to celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival, especially if you’re not able to make it to the capital. And, if you are in DC, you can do your own on-the-ground research before voting.
Since we launched the poll in January, nearly 5,000 people from 25 countries and all 50 states have participated.
We won’t be releasing any numbers until the end of the Festival is approaching on April 27 – National Arbor Day – but we’ll say for now that one of the three has maintained a commanding lead so far.