Cherry Tree Research At National Arboretum

Cherry Tree Research At National Arboretum


THE CHERRY TREES AROUND THE TIDAL BASIN IN
WASHINGTON D-C DRAW VISITORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. AND FOR THE LAST HUNDRED YEARS THE
TREES HAVE BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE NATION’S CAPITAL.The gift from Japan consisted
of approximately three thousand trees that were given from Japan to the U-S as a symbol
of friendship. They came over in 1912 and there are some of those of trees that came
are still alive on the tidal basin today. The primary reason that everyone loves them
is their floral display in the Spring. The flowers only last for maybe a week to ten
days if you’re lucky and so it’s something you enjoy it in the moment and then it’s
gone for another year. BUT FLOWERING CHERRY TREES ARE ALSO AN IMPORTANT
PART OF THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM IN WASHINGTON, WHERE RESEARCHERS ARE WORKING TO MAKE THE
TREES DURABLE AS WELL AS PRETTY.We’re looking at breeding and developing new types that
are, for example, disease resistant, tolerant of various environmental stresses, that can
do well in an urban environment, but that also obviously have the flowering qualities
that people have come to expect and love. So we’re trying to look at a multi-season
interest as well as just the week long floral display.POOLER SAYS IT’S FITTING THAT THE
ARBORETUM HAS SUCH A WIDE AND VARIED COLLECTION IN A CITY KNOWN FOR ITS MUSEUMS.The National
Arboretum is actually just another form of a museum where you can come and see different
plant types and learn about them and see historical plant types, different ones that are both
native to the U-S and not native so it is fitting to have this tree museum here in DC.FOR
THE U-S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, I’M BOB ELLISON.

2 thoughts on “Cherry Tree Research At National Arboretum

  • OK ! These are nice tree and beautiful flowers but nobody mention what kind of tree are?Cherry tree from Japan,what type?Can we purchase from somewhere to plant in our yard?Hello?

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