Cherry trees coming to Columbia lakefront

The Columbia Association will plant three Yoshino cherries grown from the original Washington cherry trees in Kennedy Gardens on the east side of Lake Kittamaqundi on National Arbor Day Friday, April 26.

The legacy trees were a gift from Blossoms of Hope, a tree-planting program organized by Howard County Tourism, which also donated 25 additional trees to the restoration of Kennedy Gardens. CA plans to plant the additional trees later this spring.

"We expect that the blooming cherry trees will be a beautiful sight from the plaza across the lake," said Jan Clark, landscape architect with CA's Bureau of Community Building and Sustainability.

The planting ceremony will begin at 5 p.m.

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