A New Addition To Windsor's Jackson Park

There are three new trees growing in Windsor's Jackson Park.

As part of the twin city relationship with Fujisawa, Japan, the international delegation donated three cherry blossom trees to the city.

Chair of the International Relations Committee, Fred Francis says it is important to cultivate these relationships. "The benefits are so many from cultural to educational to economy but it is really a relationship on people to people and a grassroots initiative."

am800-news-cherry-blossom-tree-2

AM800 file photo

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens says the tree plant marks the 30 year anniversary of Windsor's twinning with Fujisawa. "Quite a friendship has developed over 30 years, there have been many exchanges and programs that have strengthen the relationship between Windsor and Fujisawa."

Fujisawa Mayor Tsuneo Suzuki says the gift is symbolic. "The tree that we are dedicating are cherry blossom trees. In Japan the cherry blossom is a flower which is essential for spring and it is something that represents Japan."

30 citizens from Fujisawa are in Windsor as part of the delegation.

Later this week, Windsor welcomes a delegation from Germany, China, Korea and El Salvador.