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Cherry Blossoms at Ohio University

Thank you for joining us for a BEAUTIFUL Cherry Blossom Season! UPDATE: Monday, April 12, 2021: Peak Bloom started March 30 and the blossoms lasted nearly Two Weeks, but have now begun to fade and the evening lights are turned off for the season. This spring's overnight cold temps helped maintain a long bloom, but this has not impacted the health of the trees, overall! 

It was a truly special season and the blooms were exquisite. Thank you all for sharing your beautiful photos on social media- check them out below!

Ohio University’s iconic cherry trees draw attention each year, as their blooms symbolize the arrival of spring in Athens. They were given as a gift in 1979 by Chubu University, located in Kasugai Japan, in honor of OHIO’s 175th anniversary. Celebrating the arrival of the blooms along the Hocking River each spring serves as a yearly reminder of the 48-year global partnership with Chubu University.

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April 14, 2021

Cherry Blossoms are giving way to fresh green leaves. Spring is here!

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 13, 2021

Cherry Blossoms are giving way to fresh green leaves. Spring is here!

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April 12, 2021

Cherry Blossoms dropped during rainy days and are giving way to fresh green leaves. Spring is here!

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April 10, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near the Convocation Center. The bright green of new leaves are replacing blooms as spring rains fall. 

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April 9, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Wren Stadium. The bright green of new leaves are beginning to take over the blooms. Spring is here!

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 9, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom. The bright green of new leaves are beginning to take over the blooms. Spring is here!

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 8, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Peden Stadium. The bright green of new leaves are beginning to take over the blooms. Spring is here!

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 7, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Peden Stadium

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April 6, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Peden Stadium

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April 5, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom

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April 5, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Peden Stadium

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April 4, 2021

Morgan Riedl proposes to Abbie Dykstra amongst the cherry blossoms along the Ohio River on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

Proto credit: Laura Bilson

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April 4, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom; We invite you to mask up and take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful grove.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 4, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom; We invite you to mask up and take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful grove.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 4, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom; We invite you to mask up and take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful grove.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 3, 2021

Cherry Trees illuminated near Wren Stadium (nightly 8:00-10:00 PM through peak bloom)

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 3, 2021

Cherry Trees illuminated near Wren Stadium (nightly 8:00-10:00 PM through peak bloom)

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 3, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Peden Stadium. We invite you to mask up and take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful grove.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 2, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Peden Stadium. We invite you to mask up and take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful grove.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 2, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Wren Stadium, along the Hocking River and Hockhocking Adena Bike Path.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 1, 2021

Cherry Blossoms near Biddle Hall. Trees in the East Green area are part of a micro climate that fosters earlier bloom- see the leaves already emerging on these trees?

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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April 1, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Peden Stadium

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April 1, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom near Peden Stadium

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March 31, 2021

Cherry Trees along the Bike Path Near Peden

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 31, 2021

Cherry Trees in Bloom

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March 30, 2021

Cherry Trees illuminated near Wren Stadium (nightly 8:00-10:00 PM through peak bloom)

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Kailee Missler

 

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March 30, 2021

Cherry Blossoms with a pollinator friend

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Rich-Joseph Facun

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March 30, 2021

Cherry Blossoms in the sunshine

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Kailee Missler

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March 30, 2021

Cherry Trees along the Bike Path Near Peden

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 29, 2021

Old, Established Cherry Tree Near the Convo Center

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 29, 2021

Cherry Trees along the Bike Path

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 28, 2021

Pink buds near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 28, 2021

Pink buds near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Susan Calhoun

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March 27, 2021

Pink buds near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 26, 2021

Cherry Trees along the Bike Path

Visit the Trees SAFELY: Wear a Mask, Maintain Social Distance, Gather only with Members of your Household.

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 26, 2021

Buds near Wren Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 26, 2021

Pink buds near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 25, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 24, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Susan Calhoun

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March 24, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 23, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path- Blooms may open any day now!

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 23, 2021

Cherry Trees near East Green

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March 22, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path- Blooms may open any day now!

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March 22, 2021

Cherry Trees near East Green

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March 21, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 21, 2021

Cherry Trees near East Green

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March 20, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 19, 2021

Cherry Trees near East Green

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March 19, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 18, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 18, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 18, 2021

Blooms near Lincoln Hall on the East Green

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 17, 2021

Blooms near Lincoln Hall on the East Green

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March 17, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path 

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Cherry tree buds along the bike path.

March 16, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path 

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 15, 2021

Blooms near Lincoln Hall on the East Green 

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 14, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 13, 2021

Blooms near Lincoln Hall on the East Green

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March 13, 2021

Blooms near Lincoln Hall on the East Green

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March 12, 2021

Cherry Trees west of the Convocation Center along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 11, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 11, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Up close picture of cherry tree buds before blossoming on March 10th,

March 10, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Cherry trees before blossom along the bike path on an overcast day,

March 09, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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March 08, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 07, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

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March 05, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Up close picture of cherry tree buds before blossoming on March 4th.

March 04, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Bare cherry trees on March 4th

March 04, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Bare cherry trees outside Penden Stadium on March 3rd.

March 03, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Up close picture of cherry tree buds before blossoming on March 3rd.

March 03, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Bare cherry trees on March 2nd along Hocking river

March 02, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Bare cherry trees on March 2nd near Penden Stadium.

March 02, 2021

Cherry Trees near East Green

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Bare cherry trees on March 1st.

March 01, 2021

Cherry Trees near East Green

Photo credit: Nick Brown

Bare cherry trees on March 1st.

March 01, 2021

Cherry Trees near Peden Stadium along the Bike Path

Photo credit: Nick Brown

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