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Baltimore's cherry blossoms at Fort McHenry weather the cold

A National Park horticulturist inspected the cherry groves at Fort McHenry on Monday to see if they suffered any damage after last week's frost and snow.

BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A National Park horticulturist inspected the cherry groves at Fort McHenry on Monday to see if they suffered any damage after last week's frost and snow.

Two cherry groves were planted on both sides of Fort McHenry in 1932 to commorate when the Star Spangled Banner officially became our national anthem.

Over time they have had to be replaced.

The deep chill last week prompted today's inspection.

Brooke Derr, NPS Horticulturist, examined the buds.

"They are definitely out enough that they could get harmed but it's very hard to tell," Derr said. "Some are still tight where you don't see any pink and the ones where there are some pink may have a tougher time but I'm seeing a lot that are tight so I would say we will still get a show it just won't be the best show."


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