The impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Seattle thus far is immense, and the University of Washington has had to make many changes.
They were also one of the first places in Seattle to set up a live camera, allowing those practicing distancing measures to enjoy the annual cherry blossom blooms while staying safe indoors.
This year, they’re asking folks to continue virtual viewings.
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The University has also created a virtual tour, allowing visitors to view the Yoshino cherry, Cherry plum, Hisakura, Kwanzan, Shirofugen, Black cherry, Bitter cherry, Sargent’s cherry, and Akebono trees.
In the spring, the university typically welcomes thousands of people hoping to catch a glimpse of the magnificent cherry blossoms.
This year, the university is asking people to avoid coming to campus and is discouraging visitors from parking on campus.
While we love our @uwcherryblossom, there are plenty of other cherry trees around the city to enjoy — even in your own neighborhood. @UW arborist Sara Shores tells us how we can identify cherry blossoms and what types of trees are blooming now. pic.twitter.com/1PUaZbelVC
— UW News (@uwnews) March 9, 2021