The City of Richmond, B. C. has two sister cities in other parts of the world. One of these cities is Wakayama City, located in Wakayma Prefecture in south-central Honshu, Japan. The Parks Department is playing a role in helping to forge strong ties between our two communities. One simple gesture we are considering is to plant the "City Tree" of Wakayama somewhere within our park system. Research tells us that Wakayama's city tree is the "Camphor Tree", which I presume to be Cinnanmomum camphora. I am unfamiliar with this tree, and am wondering if there is a known example of one growing somewhere within the Lower Mainland? Can it be grown in this part of the world? Any thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.