A cherry tree that truly weeps

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If trees could weep, this one surely would. It's actually a weeping yoshino cherry from Japan, the kind that produces the ethereal blossoms in spring that star in cherry blossom festivals all over. This week's storm roared through the region, toppling trees and dropping tree limbs everywhere. This photo by Paul Meyer, Morris Arboretum director, needs no cutline. The devastation is obvious, but Paul says the tree, one of his favorites, should recover.

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