TImeline of the Cherry Trees of Washington D.C.

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Eliza Scidmore suggest idea to First Lady

1909

Eliza Scidmore suggest to First Lady Helen Taft to have Japanese Cherry Blossom brought to D.C. and collect donations to do so.

Arrival of the first Cherry Trees

January 6, 1910 - 1965

The first cherry trees arrived to D.C. but later burned once it was discovered they had bugs

Arrival of the Second batch of Cherry Trees

March 26, 1912 - 05/09/2014

After hearing the first cherry trees were burned They Mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki, sent another shipment of cherry trees. They are still here to this day.

First Cherry blossom festival

1935

The first cherry blossom festival was celebrated in 1935 and became an annual thing.

Cherry Tree Rebellion

1937 - November 1938

There were protest of the cherry trees being removed for the Thomas Jefferson memorial. It didn't end until after the ladies that chained them selves left and FDR had the cherry trees moved to another location

Cherry Tree Rebellion site protest

November 17, 1938

A bunch of ladies went to the Thomas Jefferson construction site and chained themselves to the tree.

World War II

September 1, 1939 - September 2, 1945