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March 20, 2013

Update April 3, 2013 cherry blossom watch: Quad in full bloom

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Update April 3
Campus arborist Sara Shores says that barring heavy rains, visitors should expect to see the trees in full bloom all this week.

Sidewalk between cherry trees in bloom

This image taken March 27 shows trees at 75 percent of full bloom.Linda Hanlon

Follow the progress
Photos are being posted every few days by Linda Hanlon, manager of the UW Information and Visitors Center, on the center’s Facebook page. You can “like” the Facebook page to follow the progress.  Those images and others are also being compiled into a gallery at the top of the center’s website.

Enter a photo contest
The deadline is March 31 for entering your photos in the “You-W in Bloom,” a Facebook-only contest. Popular vote will determine winners in five categories: Landscape, Husky Spirit, Instagram, Abstract/Artistic and Vintage (photos take prior to 1999). The University Marketing team, which is sponsoring the contest, will also choose a grand prize winner. Cherry blossom-themed prizes will be awarded, according to Elise Daniel, who is spearheading the contest.

UW seeking links to YouTube videos
Harry Hayward with UW media relations and communications is seeking links to YouTube videos featuring the cherry trees in bloom. He’s building a special playlist on the “uwhuskies” YouTube channel. For example there’s “Spring in the Quad,” complete with cute kid and a dog. And a dizzying view of wedding photos being taken and a musician in the video “A dude playing the Harp at the UW in the QUAD.”

Quad not only location for blossoms
The UW’s online Brockman Memorial Tree Tour shows Kwansan cherry trees along Rainier Vista near Stevens Way and Hisakura cherry Trees just off Red Square among the 480-some varieties of trees on campus.