Today is the last day of online voting for “America’s Favorite Cherry Tree”

“Americas Favorite Cherry Tree,” an online poll launched in January by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Cherry Blossom Festival, will close for voting at midnight tonight.

Three finalists are in the running: the Yoshino, Kwanzan and Autumn Flowering Cherry Tree.

The winner will be announced tomorrow, National Arbor Day and end of the Festival’s Centennial Celebration.

The poll can be accessed at arborday.org/cherryvote. You can also purchase from among a collection of individual cherry trees suitable for your own backyard and climate, with a portion of every sale benefiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

About 6,500 from all 50 states and more than 25 countries have participated in the poll as of this week.

There’s still time to vote for “America’s Favorite Cherry Tree”

“Americas Favorite Cherry Tree,” an online poll launched in January by the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Cherry Blossom Festival, will conclude next Friday.

Three finalists are in the running: the Yoshino, Kwanzan and Autumn Flowering Cherry Tree.

The last day of voting, Friday the 27th, is National Arbor Day and end of the Festival’s Centennial Celebration.

The poll can be accessed at arborday.org/cherryvote. You can also purchase from among a collection of individual cherry trees suitable for your own backyard and climate, with a portion of every sale benefiting the National Cherry Blossom Festival.

So far, 6,135 people from all 50 states and more than 25 countries have participated in the poll, and one of the three cherry trees has held a commanding lead since the January launch.

Many of us around the office expected the Yoshino Cherry Tree (above), the most prominent of the three in Washington, DC’s Tidal Basin and throughout the District, to be the frontrunner. But the Yoshino has trailed since January.

We’ll announce the winner next Friday.

Photo credit: Amanda Libman

Cast your vote for America’s Favorite Cherry Tree

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.

Vote for America’s Favorite Cherry Tree here.

Photos are © Jeff Mauritzen