The number of trees had now increased to 3, To protect American growers, the department concluded that the trees must be destroyed. History of the Cherry Trees. After planting, it was discovered that the trees were not named correctly. March 26 : 3, cherry trees arrived in Washington, D. The crown contains more than two pounds of gold and has 1, pearls. Scidmore sent a note outlining her plan to the new first lady, Helen Herron Taft.
Riley. Age: 21.
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Yamileth. Age: 25.
Photos: 2018 cherry blossoms
National Arboretum January 19 : To everyone's dismay, an inspection team from the Department of Agriculture discovered that the trees were infested with insects and nematodes, and were diseased. Taft had lived in Japan and was familiar with the beauty of the flowering cherry trees. National Arboretum : Mrs.