by Anne Olson
Our Yoshino cherry tree was just a twig when it was given to us as a housewarming gift 43 years ago. Now mature, it is filled with blossoms and the sound of bees in spring, shades the south side of the house in summer, and puts on a show of bronze foliage in autumn. Birds come and go year round. Yoshino cherries are the ones made famous by their use in Washington DC and here locally in the Japanese American Historical Plaza in Waterfront Park. Read more on the Arbor Day Foundation site. https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/treedetail.cfm?itemID=812.