Cherry trees honor first Japanese immigrant in SF

December 4, 2010 5:15:40 PM PST
Cherry trees were planted by members of San Francisco's Japanese-American community Saturday.

They are celebrating a special milestone. Saturday marked the 150th anniversary of the first Japanese immigrant to arrive in San Francisco back in 1860.

Volunteers from Friends of the Urban Forest helped plant the trees in Japantown. Each tree grew in a nursery before being planted along the sidewalk.

Sponsors of the event told ABC7 they expect the trees to bloom this coming March or April.


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