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Can't Visit The Cherry Blossom Trees In Washington, DC? No Problem

The U.S. National Park Service is live-streaming the cherry blossom trees in Washington, D.C., so people worldwide can watch them bloom.

By Katherine Biek | March 25, 2016

When spring arrives, Washington, D.C., is full of blooming cherry blossom trees.

And if you can't make it to D.C. to see them yourself, the U.S. National Park Service has partnered with EarthCam to live-stream the cherry blossoms.

The trees are situated along the Tidal Basin near the National Mall.

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Tokyo's mayor gifted the city more than 3,000 cherry blossom trees in 1912.

The U.S. government reciprocated by sending dogwood trees to Japan three years later.

Since then, our nation's capital has been known for its cherry blossoms.

The U.S. National Park Service suggests planning a trip to D.C. when the trees bloom.

To help tourists out, it even predicts each stage of the bloom.

This year, peak bloom — when 70 percent of the trees are at their most colorful — began March 23, which means you have plenty time to watch the live stream from the comfort of your home.

But if you're looking to get out a bit, D.C. also celebrates the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival from mid-March to mid-April.

This video includes images from Getty Images.

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