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New Haven’s cherry blossoms will be at full peak by the end of April


It’s just a fantastic neighborhood when the trees bloom its another world…it’s just beautiful.

New Haven’s Historic Wooster Square is on cherry blossom watch. And the king of the cherry blossoms Bart Szczarba is on the hunt for the perfect shot and this guy really knows his stuff.

Bart Szczarba said, “The cherry blossoms are one of the first flowers to bloom, even the daffodils are hardly up now. But next week and the week after these will be blooming and shining really brightly.”

Szczarba runs the Wooster Square Blossom Blog where he chronicals the six stages as blossoms approach peak, and when they do, the sight is something incredible.

Related: Cherry Blossoms hit peak bloom in Washington D.C.

“They’re just fleetingly beautiful,” Szczarba said. “It takes all year for them to bloom and then they’re over in a week and a half. So when they’re blooming it reminds you of how to enjoy life in the moment rather than let it skip by.”

In just over two weeks, Wooster Square will come alive with over 10,000 people for their 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival with food, games, and, of course, music. The question is: When will they peak?

“I would say right after Easter,” Szczarba said. “And if it holds to that they could be at the end of peak by the Cherry Blossom Festival. But if you come for the Cherry Blossom Festival you are going to see cherry blossoms that’s for sure. They’ll still be around!”

Regardless of whether or not the blossoms are at peak when the cherry blossom festival happens, thousands are expected to come out right here in New Haven to celebrate Spring.

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