Road Trip: Cherry blossom tree viewings in New York City
News 12 is heading to Sakura Park to check out the cherry blossom trees adding beautiful pops of color to the city.
The Upper West Side is filled with cherry trees, also known as cherry blossoms or sakura in Japanese. They were given to the city by Japan in 1912.
New York City is also home to the Yoshino cherry tree that overflows with soft white and light pink flowers.
The city also has Okame and Kwanzan cherries among other types for explorers to discover. All sprinkle the city with color and provide that spark New Yorkers have been waiting for all winter.
Cherry blossoms are scattered across the city and can be found in Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx, Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and Silver Lake Park on Staten Island.
Visitors can find specific trees in your area by checking out the interactive New York City tree map on the city's Parks Department website.