Thursday, April 24, 2014

Branch Brook Park In Bloom

Branch Brook Park in Newark is one of the oldest county parks in the nation, and it also happens to have one of the world's largest and most diverse collection of cherry trees in the world. It's even larger than the cherry tree collection in Washington DC with more than 4,000 cherry trees. Many of them were blossoming this past weekend and this week looks to be the peak blooming period. Here's a small sample, and it's amazing to see this gem in the heart of Newark.

In fact, there are parts of the park that make one feel like you've entered a wilderness. It's truly a jewel of New Jersey.

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