Witnessing the quad at the University Washington in full bloom is one of the highlights of the year and a sight that draws visitors from all over the world. The 2013 sakura blossom is happening right now (4/1/2013) and with our wonderful weather over the weekend this is some of the best viewing that we have had in a couple years. In fact, every park in Seattle was full of people celebrating the full arrival of spring and the perfect weather. In Seattle, we can see mountains on all sides on a clear day and all of the mountains were out. It was simply a beautiful day.
If you want to help preserve these trees and ensure that there will always be cherry blossoms on the quad, please consider making a gift to the Class of 1959 Cherry Tree Endowed Fund. This fund helps pay for the care of the trees and, when the time comes, provides for new trees to replace those that have met the end of their lifespan.