Eliza's Cherry Trees: Japan's Gift to America by Andrea Zimmerman. Hardcover.
The trees not only beautified the city, they became an important symbol of peace and friendship between countries. A famous National Cherry Blossom Festival draws thousands of visitors each spring in Washington. As part of a number of projects underway to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the original gift, the National Park Service will be sending cuttings from the original trees to the Japan Cherry Blossom Association to be planted in Japan