The DP&L Cherry Blossom Trail connects two historic and popular landmarks, the Dayton Art Institute and Carillon Historical Park, with hundreds of cherry trees.
The 100 trees planted in the Gateway Park area were granted to the City of Dayton through a grant from Operation 1000 Cherry Tree Project, a non-profit initiative that has coordinated planting cherry trees in the Dayton area for several years. Former Governor Taft is the group's honorary chairperson.
Dayton Power & Light provided all the funding for the trees being planted through this grant. DP&L, through its Right Tree Right Place program, is promoting and providing utility-friendly plants in its service area.