April is the global period for the peak bloom of cherry blossom tree flowers. It’s the only season of the year in which you can witness the pink plants transform into impressive botanical sights. The most notorious patch of cherry blossoms is the Cherry Blossom Festival that occurs in Washington, D.C. every year. It symbolizes the friendship between the United States and Japan, starting in 1906. At the time, Department of Agriculture official David Fairchild imported 100 Japanese cherry trees and planted them in his garden. Since they grew well, the Japanese exported 2,000 more trees but the planting ended horrendously and President Taft ordered the trees destroyed in 1910. After the U.S. Secretary of State explained the situation to the Japanese, they shipped 3,000 more trees to the U.S. in 1912. Since then, planting of the cherry tree spread across the country. Beginning in 1935, festivals sprung up in different cities.
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