Check out Seattle's magnificent cherry blossoms via livestream this year

Mar 12 2021, 11:37 am

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.

Last spring, UW was one of the first in the state to move classes from in-person to remote learning. They were also the first in the country to implement a drive-thru coronavirus testing clinic.

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.

Anyone wanting to keep updated on the blossoms can do so below, on UW Video’s webcam, or on a Twitter page dedicated to the blossoms.

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.

Alyssa TherrienAlyssa Therrien

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