The Cherry Blossom Trees are Starting to Bloom

Monday, April 20, 2015
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The cherry blossom trees in Newark’s Branch Brook Park are starting to bloom!



Most of the park is in Newark, but a small portion is in neighboring Belleville. They were late again this year because of the long and harsh winter. 

More cherry blossom trees are being planted to replace some old trees and also to increase the amount of cherry blossom trees in the park to over 5,000! That’s more than Washington, D.C.! As a matter of fact, it is the largest collection of cherry blossom trees in the United States!

The park's design was created by the firm of Frederick Olmsted, who also designed the magnificent Central Park in New York.

This year, the cherry blossom trees are still officially in the “budding” stage, since some still only have buds and some have almost nothing to show yet. 

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As you can see, some branches have both buds and fully formed flowers on them. 

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And some trees are nearing their peak bloom.

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You can read about the historic cherry blossoms trees and the history of the park here

You can see my other cherry blossom photos here.  

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56 comments:

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    1. They sure are! :) And so many haven't bloomed yet!

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  2. Beautiful - I miss being back East this time of year!

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  3. Beautiful photos those cherry blossoms are stunning :-)

    Have a bloomingtastic week :-)

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  4. They are my fave and the ones near here are also blooming already. They are pretty amazing!

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    1. They are such pretty trees and flowers! :)

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  5. i have been reading about this and really want to go!!! do you think saturday will be to late???

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    1. I think this Saturday would be just fine. Many haven't bloomed yet :)

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    2. Thanks for the info, we are going to try to go this weekend.

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  6. oooooo and the images are gorgeous!!!!!

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  7. Beautiful! My daughter lives in DC and sent me pictures of the cherry blossoms there, this year. I like ours better! Happy spring from another NJ gal -- Cass

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    1. New Jersey cherry blossoms are beautiful! I've never been to the D.C. cherry blossom festival, so I can't really comment on that, although they do look lovely in photos. :)

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  8. Absolutely love your cherry blossom photos. I can only imagine how great the smell must be in that area. Bet you get lots of apples from that group of trees!

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  9. beautiful colours! we're seeing lots of gold and browns here :-)

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  10. Not only these are some beautiful trees, but your pictures are great and really tell a story.
    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. The scent must be wonderful.

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  12. Oh wow - breathtakingly beautiful!
    Hope you'll come link up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/04/at-keyboard.html

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  13. I LOVE Cherry Blossoms, so pretty! I also love them in my skincare products, the cherry blossom line from L'Occitane is one of my favorites!

    Great photos, Happy Wordless Wednesday!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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    1. I love cherry blossoms, too. Next to tulips, they are my favorites!

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  14. These blossoms are beautiful, and great shots!

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  15. Awesome....Cherry blossoms are so fragile looking and so PINK and so beautiful! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos.
    JM, IL

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  16. Our blossoms were blooming until we got a couple of windy days thrown at us.

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    1. That's what I worry about. We had a very windy day here, and some trees fell down (not the cherry trees as far as I know)

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  17. Wow, those are lovely pictures of some lovely trees.
    Would love for you to stop by and share at Tots and Me
    http://totsandme.blogspot.com/2015/04/wordless-wednesday-april-22nd-2015.html

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  18. I had a tree just like this in my backyard in Ohio. I miss it now that I'm no longer there. My heart is aching with the beauty of it, Happy Wordless Wednesday!

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    1. The cherry blossoms are so beautiful. I had one in my childhood home in the backyard and I really miss it.

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  19. Wow those trees are simply stunning! I love seeing the blossom on the trees. Popping over from #WorldlessWednesday

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  20. I love the blossom, it is so pretty and so welcomed after a long dull winter

    Mollyxxx

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    1. I love the flowers that are everywhere now!

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