On the UW campus, the blooms are forming earlier than usual this year in the Quad.

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Still a week away from full bloom, the flowering trees at the University of Washington are showing off their splendor early this year.

The Yoshino cherry trees in the UW Quad and other trees on campus have a long history. Some of the flowering cherry trees are about 80 years old.

The trees even have more than 2,400 followers on Twitter on @uwcherryblossom.

Flowering cherry and plum trees can be seen in many of Seattle’s neighborhoods. The trees also can be viewed in several parks including Seward Park, Jefferson Park and Washington Park Arboretum (along Azalea Way).

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