A joint initiative with ANT-Hiroshima
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.
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Hiroshima seeds available for partners in 2012-2013 planting seasons are Jujube, Fern palm, Hackberry, Ginkgo, Kurogane holly, Bead tree, and Camphor.
(Kurogane holly seeds being collected on 3 February 2013, photo below)
(Eucalyptus, photo below)
(Ginkgo and Japanese hackberry seeds being collected on 21 October 2012, photo below)
- On Saturday 27 April, 2013 Sally Fegan-Wyles, Executive Director of UNITAR, accompanied by the Green Legacy Hiroshima team, visited some of the survivor trees. Mr. Yasuyoshi Komizo, Chairperson of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation and Mr. Akio Nishikiori, President of the Hiroshima Architects Association - both members of the Green Legacy Hiroshima Working Group -- joined the tour on a beautiful sunny day. The visit took the group to the memorial of Dr. Marcel Junod, head of the ICRC delegation at the time of the atomic bombing, and a well-loved, renowned figure in Hiroshima. For this occasion, a second-generation Gingko biloba sapling, destined to be planted on the ICRC grounds at its headquarters in Geneva, was handed over to the UNITAR delegation. Thanks to Sally and Alex Mejia, the sapling has now arrived safely in the hands of the gardeners at ICRC headquarters, and will be planted this year in a special ceremony marking 6 August.
- On 18 April a group of 5th grade children, from the Osaka YMCA International School, visited the survivor trees on Hiroshima Peace Avenue as part of their study trip, to prepare for a presentation on peace activities. The children dazzled the GLH team with their strong preparation and clever questions - next time we shall better prepare for these serious investigators! We wish the children luck in completing their exceptional project and in spreading the green, generous message of Hiroshima's trees.
Visit by Ms. Keiko Miyagi of the Buenos Aires Japanese Garden to Hiroshima on 14 April - the connection established by Julio Bernal - GLH partner in Argentina. A rainy but moving encounter with the survivor trees.
- "Hiroshima plants at Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University became a great attraction and striking object for many visitors. Visitors like to take photos of the Hiroshima plants and to have their photos with Hiroshima plants. Both Hiroshima plants and Japanese Garden are perfect story tellers for students and visitors at the Botanic Garden." Dr. Victor Kuzevanov, Director, Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University April 2013
- GLH seeds of Ginkgo and Jujube were delivered to France and planted. The grown up saplings are scheduled to be planted in the gardens of Château de Vaulx, a castle in Saint-Julien-de-Civry, in the future. 7 Apr., 2013
- Photos of the healthy 'babies' planted and cared for by the students and staff of Tembusu College at National University of Singapore. Seeds planted on two different dates-hence the two differing sizes. April 2013
For more information, please contact Green Legacy Hiroshima 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.