WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 18: The Cherry tree nicknamed “Stumpy” is in full bloom on the Tidal Basin on March 18, 2024 in Washington, DC. The National Park Service introduced that it’ll start to chop down over 140 Cherry Blossom bushes across the Tidal Basin and West Potomac Park in anticipation of building of an upgraded sea wall to protect in opposition to flooding. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 18: High tide water washes ashore close to the place the cherry tree nicknamed “Stumpy” stands on the Tidal Basin on March 18, 2024 in Washington, DC. The National Park Service introduced that it’ll start to chop down over 140 Cherry Blossom bushes across the Tidal Basin and West Potomac Park in anticipation of building of an upgraded sea wall to protect in opposition to flooding. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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