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Crown Princess Michiko's birch tree

This is a European white birch tree. You can see the moon-viewing stand and the lake beyond it.

What is significant about this particular tree is that it was planted by Crown Princess Michiko of Japan on October 5, 1960 according to the plaque placed in front of it.

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Seattle Japanese Garden - Crown Princess Michiko birch tree
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This photo was taken during a visit to the Japanese Garden at the Washington Arboretum on July 11, 2007. It is of a European White Birch tree within the garden. ... More »


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