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The Science Of Cherry Blossoms And Their Bloom Time

Sure, cherry blossoms are beautiful to look at and mean winter is but a memory, but how do the scientists figure out when the trees are going to bloom? The Post has it explained in a short video tutorial that covers what exactly a peduncle is and why it matters to the predictors. Take notes so that you can amaze your friends next year with a sixteen to twenty-one day window of when the trees will peak.

· The science of cherry blossoms [WaPo]