Cherry blossom trees to be planted across Britain

UK-Japan News April 2018

Japanese individuals and firms have set a goal to plant 1,000 cherry blossom trees across parks in Britain as part of a fundraising project meant to symbolise bilateral friendship between the two countries, The Japan Times reported on 28 March.

The initial plan is to plant between 50 and 60 trees in four major parks in London next autumn.

“We want to honour the Japanese and the British predecessors who built cultural ties between our countries”, said the creator of the project Sandy K. Sano.