High Park cherry blossoms blooming ahead of schedule due to warm weather

Apr 8 2021, 6:26 am

Things continue to be ahead of schedule for the cherry blossoms in High Park thanks to Toronto’s recent luck with warm weather.

According to Sakura in High Park, the buds’ growth continues to develop ahead of schedule, and with the warm weather staying consistent, the trees seem like they will be blooming during the last week of April.

Though they usually bloom the second week of May, according to the latest Sakura Watch post, things are pointing more towards April than the latter.

“The pleasant spring conditions have definitely had a positive impact on the trees. They all seem to have a generous number of well-rounded buds with pink-coloured tips,” read the post.

“Even with a few days of colder weather here and there, these brief bursts of cold seemed to have done little to affect the trees. Everywhere I looked, the branches appeared to look very healthy and have numerous blossom buds, promising a magnificent bloom showing for this year.”

With the provincial government’s recent “shutdown” and stay-at-home-order for the next four weeks, residents may need to watch them bloom virtually due to the continuous rise of COVID-19 cases.

Last year, the City of Toronto closed the park prior to the annual cherry blossom bloom, however as for this year, that is still yet to be confirmed.

Karen DoradeaKaren Doradea

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