Maredyth, that was posted in 2013 (date on the left). May 2002 is the date I joined the forums. We didn't start the VCBF section of the forums until April 2007, from what I can find. At least the earliest posting I can easily find is my posting of a pear that I thought was a cherry, but I think we would have started it the month before that. I'm always surprised that 'Shiro-fugen' would be planted as boulevard trees, as the nice ones can spread to be wide trees, but there are places where it seems to work. The Parks Board is still using them. At least I think it's the Parks Board. One that used to be near me was a guerilla planting.