On April 16, 2012, Jim Horner of UC Berkeley-Capital Projects and Kaz Abey headed north to Forest Grove, Oregon which is about a one-hour drive west of Portland. Forty trees were tagged to insure availability for planting in November 2012.

Cherry Tree Project - Gallery Pictures


PRUNIS YEDOENSIS "AKEBONO"Cherry Tree Project - Gallery Pictures

Prunus × yedoensis (synonym Cerasus x yedoensis, also known as Yoshino cherry; Japanese: 染井吉野 somei-yoshino) is a hybrid cherry of unknown origin, probably between Prunus speciosa as father plant and Prunus pendula f. ascendens as mother. It occurs as a natural hybrid in Japan and is now one of the most popular and widely-planted cultivated flowering cherries (sakura) in temperate climates worldwide. (Click here for more details).



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Cherry Tree Project - Gallery Pictures