Embassy of the Republic of Singapore - Tokyo
Seeds planted last year were enjoying their temporary nursery at two sites at the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo. They will be ready for transplanting to the Embassy's main garden next year.
National University of Singapore Tembusu College
Thanks to loving care given by Ambassador Tommy Koh and his team at Tembusu College, National University of Singapore, the Hiroshima Camphor is absolutely thriving.
The camphor at the Singapore Botanical Garden is located in a beautiful part of the gardens and also seems to be growing into a fine speciman, though at time of visit seemed to be in need of some pruning!
To mark Earth Day 2014, on 22 April a ceremony was held at Tembusu College, during which a camphor sapling was planted.
The healthy saplings were planted and are being cared for by the students and staff of Tembusu College. Seeds were planted on two different dates, hence the two differing sizes.
Sarah Wee, a member of the GLH project team of Tembusu College, Singapore, visited Hiroshima on 18 December 2012. After an A-bombed tree tour, Mr. Horiguchi, arborist, advised her on how to take care of seeds and saplings.
Students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) engaged with Green Legacy Hiroshima. Spearheaded by Tembusu College and the Singapore Botanical Garden (SBG), the year-long project had students working closely with SBG to plant the camphor seeds, care for saplings, and perform general nursery work every month. Once saplings were strong enough, students looked for the best planting locations. They researched the suitability of sites, negotiated with the relevant authorities, and engaged 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 GLH (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.