Spring 2008 Forward to a Friend

COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE IN WHICH SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. HAS OFFICES OR FACILITIES ARE TO RECEIVE AS MANY AS 160 CHERRY TREES THIS YEAR AS THE COMPANY CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY.

Subaru gives trees to Cherry Hill Township. (From left: Tom Doll, executive vice president and CFO, Subaru of America; Mayor Bernie Platt, Cherry Hill Township; Caren Fishman, director, Camden County Parks Department; Tomohiko Ikeda, chairman, president, and CEO, Subaru of America; and Stephanie Fisher, manager, Camden County Parks Department.)

The cherry tree donation that Subaru is making this year goes hand in hand with the company’s culture of positive environmental stewardship. Locations receiving the trees include Aurora, Colorado; Austell, Georgia; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Itasca, Illinois; Pennsauken, New Jersey; Portland, Oregon; and Whitestown, Indiana.

Historically, the gift of a cherry tree – a harbinger of spring – has been considered a gesture of friendship. Subaru’s celebratory gift of the flowering cherry trees with their distinctive pink and white blossoms will beautify the areas in which they are planted for years to come.

In early April, the plantings were initiated in Cherry Hill, New Jersey’s Cooper River Park, across the street from Subaru of America headquarters. At that event, Cherry Hill Township Mayor Bernie Platt recognized the company’s gift of 40 flowering Yoshino cherry trees to the township by proclaiming April 7 to be “Subaru of America Day.”

Subaru in the Community
Subaru of America, Inc. believes in supporting the communities in which its employees live and work. To that end, Subaru builds community partnerships with organizations that share its drive and passion. These organizations are primarily ones that enhance the academic learning experience for young people.