Cherry blossoms, an icon of spring, are celebrated in many cultures of the temperate region. For its sensitivity to winter and early spring temperatures, the timing of cherry blossoms is an ideal indicator of the impacts of climate change on tree phenology. Center for Urban Horticulture’s Uran Chung and others examine the phenology of cherry trees in DC, the Midwest, and here on UW campus to see how they might respond to climate change. They found an acceleration of 5 to 13 days by 2050, (depending on the IPCC’s A1B or A2 emission scenarios, respectively). Read more here.