History : Mar-Apr 2018
IN BLOOM The Washington Monument stands tall behind the cherry trees lining the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. The trees burst into bloom around mid to late March every year. SEAN PAVONE PHOTO/GETTY IMAGES DANIEL STONE Every spring Washington, D.C., turns pink when its famous cherry trees burst into bloom, but the trees aren’t native treasures. They were gifts from Japan, and an international food explorer named David Fairchild helped introduce them to the States more than a century ago. Bringer of Blossoms JAPAN’S CHERRY TREES COME TO D.C.