FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2023
Tysons Community Alliance
Karyn Le Blanc
Acting Director of Communications
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Tysons Community Alliance, in Partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival,
Plants 17 Cherry Trees in Tysons
Tysons, VA – On Saturday, May 6th, Tysons Community Alliance (TCA), the National Cherry Blossom Festival (NCBF), and members of the community came together to plant 17 cherry trees. The trees were planted in two locations, Cityline Partners’ property near Scotts Run and the Tysons Corner Center side of the I-495 pedestrian bridge.
Providence District Supervisor Dalia Palchik and National Cherry Blossom Festival President Diana Mayhew gave remarks at an official ceremony, hosted by the Tysons Community Alliance.
The planting of cherry trees is part of TCA’s efforts towards placemaking in Tysons, connection with the community, and building partnerships with local, regional, and national stakeholders.
“The planting of cherry trees serves as a symbol of Tysons’ continued transformation into an inclusive, urban destination within the region and around the world,” said Supervisor Palchik. “It is through partnerships like the one between Tysons Community Alliance and the Festival, that will make our community blossom.”
During the event, dozens of volunteers came out to help plant the trees. The planting was divided between two locations. Casey Trees, an official partner of NCBF, trained volunteers on how to properly plant cherry trees. Trees were planted on Cityline Partners’ property near Scotts Run and at the start of the newly installed pedestrian bridge located over I-495 at Tysons Corner Center.
Saturday’s event marked the first planting in Tysons Community Alliance’s beautification efforts and the first of many cherry tree plantings.
“Cherry blossoms symbolize new beginnings,” said Diana Mayhew, president of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. “And Saturday’s cherry tree planting marked a new beginning in our partnership with Tysons Community Alliance. We look forward to continuing to work together to bring the joy of the cherry blossoms and the Festival to this wonderful community.”
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival,” said Rich Bradley, interim CEO of Tysons Community Alliance. “The Alliance was formed, in part, to engage the community and build lasting relationships with organizations like the Festival. Through this partnership, we are able to provide a point of connection between Tysons and the greater DC region.”
For more information about the cherry tree planting and TCA’s placemaking efforts, please visit tysonsva.org.
About Tysons Community Alliance
Tysons Community Alliance is a non-profit, community improvement organization founded with a mission to further promote economic and social development in the Tysons area. TCA actively works to foster collaboration and partnerships between members of the local business community, residents, government, and non-profit organizations.
To learn more about TCA visit our website tysonsva.org, or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook. If you are interested in joining our mission to further transform Tysons into a vibrant, dynamic urban center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About National Cherry Blossom Festival
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the world’s great celebrations of spring. The 2023 Festival, March 18-April 16, encompassed five weekends of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. Leadership Circle Sponsors for the 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival are Events DC and Amazon. Visit NationalCherryBlossomFestival.org for more information and to get the latest updates via email, Facebook (@CherryBlossomFestival), Instagram (@CherryBlossFest), Twitter (@CherryBlossFest) and YouTube (@CherryBlossFest).