• 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.


  • Avon, Massachusetts, USA

On May 9, the city of Avon in Massachusetts marked Arbor Day. Hiroshima Ginkgo saplings were presented by Deputy Consul General Nobuyuki Watanabe of Japan Consulate in Boston, and Mr. Michael McCue, Mayor of Avon. When mature, they will be planted at DeMarco Park.

  • Avon, Massachusetts, USA

On April 6, Ginkgo biloba saplings were taken to the Town of Avon, Massachusetts, thanks to the cooperation of our co-founder’s brother. Saplings were directly handed to Mr. Michel McCue, Town Administrator, who has entrusted them to Harvard University’s Arnold Arboretum for care and until they are mature for planting. They will be planted at different symbolic sites in Massachusetts throughout the coming year.


  • Hamline Univ., USA

Seeds of Ginkgo biloba, Celtis sinensis var. japanica, Diospyros Kaki, Ziziphus Jujuba and Ilex rotunda were delivered this year again to Hamline Univ. in March, 2014. The seeds will be planted and nurtured under the care of students of Avalon School with the help of Ms. Jo Sullivan.


  • The Institute for Global Initiatives at Kennesaw University, USA

On 21 March 2014, marking the Spring Equinox during its 'Year of Japan Conference', the Institute for Global Initiatives at Kennesaw University in Georgia, USA held a ceremony to plant three Hiroshima survivor Gingko trees.  For more information: http://web.kennesaw.edu/news/stories/beyond-disaster



  • Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), and Sadako Garden of La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara, California
6 August, 2013: Upon invitation of the NAPF, saplings of the Camellia japonica and the Gingko biloba were carried to Santa Barbara and offered at ceremonies commemorating 6 August. 
The President of NAPF David Krieger and GLH Co-founder Nassrine Azimi with Hiroshima Gingko biloba saplings, to be planted in Sadako's Garden at the Casa de Maria next year.


  • Powell Gardens

They had a cooler and drier summer than normal this year.

Seedlings and saplings are growing well - the height of baby seedlings of Ginkgo are 10cm, saplings of Japanese fern palm 15cm, and the Wisteria and Camellia 20cm. All are in good health.  They were put outdoors in a shade hut for summer and will be overwintered inside a cool greenhouse.  

July 22, 2013: The seedlings are growing well.


   June 27                                                       July 22


  • Powell Gardens and Harry S. Truman Library, MO, U.S.A.


June 23: GLH seedlings of Camellia, Wisteria, and adventitious buds of Japanese fern palm were taken back to the U.S. Planted in pots now, they will be delivered to Powell Gardens in July.



  • 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)


  • Hamline University in Minneapolis-St. Paul: On June 20, 2012, seeds of Ginkgo, Camphor, Kurogane holly and Persimmon were delivered.


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