Australian National University
A ceremonial planting of a ginkgo by Chancellor Gareth Evans, Professor Ramesh Thakur, and guests was held on 21 July.
Fremantle City (a Mayors for Peace member city)
Ginkgo seeds were dispatched in August through Mayors for Peace. Little seedlings have begun to germinate.
Re-potted into larger pots, the ginkgo saplings are growing well in the summer rain and sunshine.
The gingko trees are growing well in the plentiful sunshine. They are still in their pots, as it takes a few years before they are ready to plant in the ground.
With the support of Hiroshima University, a member of the GLH Working Group, seeds were delivered to INU partner universities in Australia. Ginkgo, Kurogane holly, and Chinese parasol tree seeds were sent to Griffith University.
Katherine School of the Air
Ginkgo seeds were delivered to Katherine School of the Air, one of the three NT Distance Education Schools under Northern Territory Department of Education and Children's Services (DECS). By 18 June, some 20 ginkgo seeds had germinated. Teacher Terry Bell and the students will grow them for 18 months and thereafter send them to schools in southern Australia, where it is cooler.
La Trobe University
Ginkgo seedlings are doing quite well; there are 14 good plants, another seven less vigorous, and four seeds still healthy but un-germinated. The remaining 10 seeds were not viable.