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)
- La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
On 13 June 2013: “Ginkgo seedlings are doing quite well―14 good plants, another seven less vigorous, and four seeds still healthy but un-germinated. The remaining 10 seeds were not viable.”
- Botanical Garden Ljublijana, Slovenia
On 11 June, Seeds of Ginkgo, Jujube and Japanese hackberry were delivered. Some of the seeds of Ginkgo and Japanese hackberry had started germinating already. “With extreme care and respect”, as Janja Makše beautifully writes—seeds sown in the pots.
- Tehran Peace Museum: Ginkgo seeds have started germinating. Planted on 11 March, 2013
- Hamline University, St. Paul, MN: Seeds of Ginkgo, Kurogane holly and Camphor delivered. Succeeded after a 2-year- trial—and the seeds now sprouting (June 11, 2013)
Irkutsk Botanical Garden: Seeds arrived 21st April, 2013
New dispatch of GLH seeds –Camphor, Bead tree and Jujube - arrived safely and fast (in 4 days!) at Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University. They planted seeds right away and await the first seedlings.
Irkutsk has also made a special video on GLH.
Katherine School of the Air: on 24 May, Ginkgo seeds were delivered to Katherine school of the Air—a Distance Education School, one of the three NT Distance Education Schools under Northern Territory Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS), Australia.
Tver Botanical Garden: seeds resent on 6 June, 2013, receipt not confirmed yet
- The Hiroshima Gingko sapling, delivered last month by Unitar team to ICRC headquarters in Geneva, is doing well, as photos surely attest! Mr. Patrick Bailo, responsible for ICRC gardens, praised the young green survivor, confirming its readiness for planting during a special ceremony on 6 August
On 17-18 May 2013 Rotary Global Peace Forum Hiroshima, “Peace begins with you”, was held in Hiroshima. GLH Co-Founders Tomoko Watanabe and Nassrine Azimi, both gave their presentations, with the title each “Peace activities as global citizen” and “Hiroshima’s many legacies”, respectively. In commemoration of the new relationship between Rotary International and GLHI, Ginkgo saplings of Hiroshima A-bombed trees were presented to Mr. Sakuji Tanaka, President of Rotary International. It is planned to plant the trees on the grounds of the headquarters of Rotary International in Evanston. 5 saplings of Ginkgo biloba, 5 saplings of Camphor, and 3 advetitious buds of Japanese fern palm were also presented to Rotary Club of Honolulu, where the prior peace forum was held.
In the afternoon of 18 May, GLH team also gave an A-bombed tree tour to some of the forum participants.
- We have learned through UNITAR's Sabbahuddin Sokout-san that thanks to GLH partners in Afghanistan led by Dr. Naseri of the Agha Khan Foundation, trees are doing well: herewith the sturdy and visibly thriving Hiroshima Gingko biloba saplings in Kabul!
- 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.
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.
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