Take a springtime stroll among the gorgeous blooming trees of the nation's capital, accompanied by a Washington Walks tour guide and an arborist from Casey Trees, the nonprofit dedicated to restoring and protecting DC's leafy canopy. You'll no doubt marvel at the city's signature cherry blossoms, while learning how they made it all the way to Washington from their native Japan. You'll also get up close and personal with American elms, a rare pond-cypress and a pair of old ginkgoes on this informative walk that includes notable specimens in the Smithsonian Castle's Enid Haupt Garden, along the National Mall and on the grounds of the Department of Agriculture.
The Cherry Blossom Tree Walk with with Casey Trees does NOT include a guided tour of the Tidal Basin area along the National Mall. Although this is the site of hundreds of Japanese cherry trees, springtime crowds prevent the tour from using that route. The walk will, however, conclude at the Tidal Basin, allowing participants to explore the area on their own.
All proceeds from the walk will be donated to Casey Trees.
The tour runs rain or shine and is approximately two hours in length.
Southwest Employment Area
1200 Independence Avenue Southwest
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