Since 2009, Japan Day, in partnership with the Central Park Conservancy, has collected donations to plant new cherry trees in Central Park, supplementing and replacing the trees from Japan's original gift over one hundred years ago.

Japan Day has planted a total of 24 cherry trees since 2009, with 4 of them generously donated by Central Park Conservancy in 2011 to commemorate the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The latest one was just planted in April 2016, as we gathered at the Reservoir and planted a new cherry tree from the donations collected at Japan Day 2015.We hope to continue the partnership with Central Park Conservancy for many years to come.