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In April, Cherry Blossoms bloom in Germany. Gifted by Japan after the reunification. Planted in 1980, Bonn's "Cherry Blossom Tunnel" is among Germany's most spectacular

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@benjancewicz there isn't a single petal in the street. It's clean. Spooky

@benjancewicz

That caption is from the recent reddit front page thread and it has already been called out as wrong there. Germany reunified in 1990, so Japan most certainly did not gift us trees for that occasion in 1980.

@fribbledom @benjancewicz

link to german wikipedia:
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirschbl

the trees were planted in the 80s. apparently, japan had nothing to do with it other than being the origin of the species.

@benjancewicz "Gifted by Japan after the reunification. Planted in 1980". Something is off by 10 years here...
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