• Singapore Embassy, Tokyo

July 22, 2013: Hiroshima seeds planted last year enjoying their temporary nursery at two sites in Singapore Embassy in Tokyo.  They will be ready for transplanting in the embassy's main garden next year.

Photos of descendants of the Hiroshima tree grown in Fuji Ueki's nursery room attached below.

Camphor and Kurogane holly                      Ginkgo and Persimmon


  • Tembusu College at National University of Singapore

To mark Earth Day, on 22 April 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 12 May, 2014: (in Japanese/in English)

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

Sarah Wee, a member of GLH project team of Tembusu College, Singapore, visited GLH on 18 December 2012.  After an A-bombed tree tour, Mr. Horiguchi, GLH Botanist, advised her on how to take care of seeds and saplings.

Students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) engage with Green Legacy Hiroshima

Spearheaded by Tembusu College and the Singapore Botanical Garden (SBG), the year-long project will have students working closely with SBG to plant the Hiroshima camphor seeds, care for saplings and perform general nursery work every month. Once saplings are strong enough, students will look for the best planting locations. They will research the suitability of sites, negotiate with the relevant authorities, and engage with other students on the project.  In the long term, the project could be turned into a research paper, photography book, website, etc. and touch upon numerous issue related to the Green Legacy Project (e.g. community activism and negotiation, impact of nuclear technology on nature and/or communities, the role of symbols in engaging communities, etc.).

There are two other camphor trees in the SBG -- the original one having been planted by then prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone in 1983.

 (7 November 2012)


- Green Legacy Hiroshima Homepage