“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.
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