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Spring is here and so are the blooms on these flowering trees

Learn how to identify some of the most common blossoming trees around Bellingham

Steven Nordeen, Parks Grounds Maintenance manager for Bellingham Parks and Recreation, shares some tips on identifying the different flowering cherry and plum trees around Bellingham, Wash.
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Steven Nordeen, Parks Grounds Maintenance manager for Bellingham Parks and Recreation, shares some tips on identifying the different flowering cherry and plum trees around Bellingham, Wash.

Spring has sprung, and so have the blossoms on a variety of cherry and plum trees around downtown Bellingham.

While the plum tree’s blooms have already come and gone, a variety of flowering cherry trees bloom later depending on weather, temperature and sunlight.

Did you take photos of the blossoms this year? We’d love to share. You can upload them here.

Lacey Young is a visual journalist who interned at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, NASA’S Goddard Space Flight Center and Minnesota Public Radio. She’s a University of Montana graduate and life-long Washingtonian.
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