The famous cherry blossom in Washington DC, that became the trademark of the season, reached peak bloom last weekend. Visitors were seen walking through the blossoming trees and taking pictures on a sunny Monday.
The final stage of the blossoming came earlier than expected due to the warmer temperatures that presided last week.
DC’s National Mall and Memorial Park service has announced that due to the COVID-19 restrictions, in case of unmanageable crowds of visitors the authorities will move to close the area.
So far the territory around the Tidal Basin has been restricted to the vehicular traffic and is limited to pedestrians.
Mike Litterst, the chief of communications for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, said they were pleasantly surprised to see smaller crowds comparing to the previous years, but that they are still ready to limit access to the area if needed.