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As Cherry Blossom (Prunus serrulata) trees are well known across the
United States, they were only introduced to the states in the early 1900s. David Fairchild, a former
government employee, is responsible for bringing Cherry Trees to the United States. Fairchild fell in
love with the flowering trees in 1902 during a trip to Japan. Returning to the States he ordered over
100 trees to plant on his farm in Chevy Chase, Maryland. President William Howard Taft eventually saw
the Cherry Blossom trees as a way to form a friendship with Japan. The trees became a symbol of
friendship between Japan and the United States after the mayor of Tokyo donated more than 3000 trees to
the city of Washington D.C. in 1912. After the formal planting of the trees in the Tidal Basin by First
Lady Helen Taft and the wife of the Japanese Ambassador, the national love affair for Cherry Blossoms
New Growth Designs Cherry Blossom stems are modeled after cultivars, featuring
wood-like stems displaying mostly double layered flowers of 5-25 petals each.