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Washington, D.C., is getting help replacing some of its much loved cherry trees

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Michel Martin. Washington, D.C., is getting some help replacing some of its much loved cherry trees. Japan's government is donating 250 new ones to the United States to replace the cherry trees being removed due to a seawall repair project around the district's Tidal Basin, only fitting since Washington's first cherry trees were also gifts from Japan - planted in 1912. Today, the tree blossoms attract more than a million visitors to the capital each spring.

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