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Green Legacy Hiroshima has been established to safeguard and spread worldwide the seeds and saplings of Hiroshima’s A-Bomb survivor trees.  It is hoped that many partners will join this initiative and become active ambassadors in their countries of Hiroshima, its peace message and its green legacy.

グリーン・レガシー・ヒロシマは、広島の原爆を生き抜いた樹木を守り、その種や苗を世界中に届けるために立ち上げられました。多くのパートナーがこのイニシアティブに参加し、それぞれの国で広島の平和のメッセージを緑の遺産とともに積極的に伝える大使になってくださることを祈念します。


- Status of 2013-14 Seed Collection -

 
On Nov. 15, 2013, seed collection for the Persimmon and Japanese hackberry survivor trees took place at Atago Pond, with the attendance of some of UNITAR Afghan Fellowship participants. Seeds of Kurogane holly at Hiroshima Castle, and Camphor at Motomachi area were also collected on the same day.
 

 

The seed picking for the Ginkgo biloba survivor tree took place at Hiroshima's historical Shukkeien Garden on Oct. 26. About 15 people -- Green Legacy Hiroshima members and family, gathered for the annual activity.

List of 2013-2014 available species 


Latest News

  • Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

June 28, 2014: Mayor of Sarajevo, Dr. Ivo Komšić, and chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, Mr. Yasuyoshi Komizo, planting a sapling, descendant of an A-bomb survivor Gingko tree. The planting, at Sarajevo's Friendship Park, marked the 100th anniversary of the start of tragic WWI.

 - Asahi Shimbun 25 July, 2014 (in Japanese)

  •  Brescia, Italy

July 2014: GLH was introduced in an Italian magazine “Gardenia,” August issue:(PDF)

Remembering Hiroshima – Seeds of Peace from A-bombed trees (translated from the Italian) - They are called “Seeds of Peace” and are from 170 trees that survived the 6 August 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima.  Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative collects the seeds in the autumn and distribute them worldwide to those who make a request.  In Italy, the seeds have arrived at San Giuliano di Susa and in Lampedusa.

  • Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU), Beppu City, Japan

June, 2014: The Cherry tree, planted in the campus of APU on October 24., 2013, is growing in good health, beside the commemorative plaque.

  • Haragama Kindergarten in Soma City, Fukushima, Japan

June 2014: Saplings of Ginkgo and Chinese parasol planted in December 2012 growing well.

 

Link to Summer 2014 GetHiroshima Magazine

 

  • Nichia Gakuin, Argentina

June 29: A leafless Ginkgo sapling (it is winter in the Southern Hemisphere!) was presented to priests and parishioners at San Martin´s Cathedral, City of San Martin, Province of Buenos Aires.

https://www.facebook.com/SemillasdePazArgentina

 

  • Avon, Massachusetts, USA

June 29: Article in the Boston Globe describes the journey of Hiroshima Gingko saplings to the City of Avon and Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/south/2014/06/28/avon-joins-lofty-list-places-around-world-host-saplings-trees-that-survived-atomic-blast/NHltgEwMBZkTpua3LlkhKI/story.html

 

 

  • Tembusu College at National University of Singapore

To mark Earth Day, on April 22 2014 in a ceremony held at Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, a young Cinnamomum camphor sapling, descendent of a survivor camphor tree in Hiroshima, was planted.

-Tembusu college's student journal

-NUS News Hub

-Chugoku Shimbun Newspaper 12 May, 2014: (in Japanese/in English)

 


 

For more information, please contact Green Legacy Hiroshima Initiative Co-Founders/Coordinators


Green Legacy Hiroshima tree database researched and prepared by Nassrine Azimi, Naoko Koizumi, Senkuu and ANT-Hiroshima staff. Logo designed and gifted by Atsushi Seo.

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