Macon, Georgia: Cherry Blossom Capital Of The World
Normally when you think of cherry blossoms, you think of Washington D.C. or Japan.
William A. Fickling Sr. discovered the distinctive blooms in his backyard in 1949. Since then, more than 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees have taken root in Macon.
There's even an international festival that celebrates them, playfully nicknamed the "Pinkest Party on Earth."
We talked with Macon arborist Derrick Catlett about the history and science behind these beautiful, blush-colored trees.
The International Cherry Blossom Festival goes from March 16- 25 in Macon, Georgia.