GLH partners around the world
In early November GLH had the pleasure to host plant scientists and botanic garden experts from renowned institutions in the United States, who visited Hiroshima to observe and study the Hibakujumoku firsthand. The delegation included Ari Novy from the San Diego Botanic Garden (and a member of GLH Committee), Todd
Michael and Wolfgang Busch from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Nicole Cavender from the Huntington Botanical Gardens, and Philip Douglas from the Denver Botanic Gardens.
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Partners in profile entry for October 2022 features Justin Wisor, Director, Custodial and Grounds, UCLA, California.
Partners in profile entry for September 2022 features Kelly Schmader, Assistant Vice Chancellor Facilities Management, UCLA, California.
Partners in profile entry for September 2022 features Ekuko Naka, Landscape Architect, Norway.
Partners in profile entry for July 2022 features Andreas Løvold, Arborist, Botanical Garden of Oslo Univerisity, Oslo.
We are honored to announce that Dr. Ari Novy, our stalwart champion for the botanic gardens network campaign, has accepted to be GLH international scientific advisor (April 2022). glh_core_list_final_2022_april.pdf (unitar.org)
Partners in Profile the entry for April 2022 features Dr. Susan Ott Ralph, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle.
Many greetings and best wishes at the start of 2022. We hope that you are healthy and well, and that our collective "green solidarity” and the story of Hiroshima’s resilient Hibaku-jumoku a balm for all in these uncertain times.
GLH Regional Seed Hubs
San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) in San Diego, California, the College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Northern Ireland, and the Universidad Austral de Chile (UACH) in Chile
We are delighted that the SDBG, CAFRE, and UACH have agreed to become GLH regional seed hubs. We hope their help will facilitate sharing A-bombed tree seeds with more partners in the United States, United Kingdom, and Latin America.
Dr. Eoin Lettice appeared on Irish national television to tell the story of the seeds of survivor Ginkgo biloba trees in Cork, Ireland and demonstrate the hope they symbolize. Green Legacy Hiroshima’s relationship with Dr. Lettice and the University College Cork Arboretum has allowed survivor seeds to be planted and germinate 10,000 km away from Hiroshima.
The Afghan Fellowship Legacy Projects (AFLP):
Botanical Gardens Network (BGNet) page was born. Please click here or the below logo and find the detail.
See here for 2021-2022 Hibaku second-generation seeds availability for dispatch.
Australian National University - October 2022
The Australian National University (ANU) held an exhibition about Hiroshima and Nagasaki based on material supplied by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Included in the exhibition was a panel about the survivor trees of Hiroshima with GLH’s map and pictures. ANU’s exhibition demonstrates the university’s commitment to spreading awareness about the atomic bombings and GLH’s message of peace.
University College Cork Arboretum - August 2022
Dr. Eoin Lettice, Focal Point for GLH at UCC, has shared a short video that the Irish national broadcaster RTE, produced recently about some of the Ginkgo biloba seeds from Hiroshima that have come to Cork. The story is well-told and the scenes, both historic clips and images of seeds today, moving.
Davidson College - July 2022
We have a new partner in the U.S.
Ginkgo tree and Camphor tree seeds arrived safely at Davidson College.
Some of them have already germinated, they are doing very well.
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia - May 2022
Malaysia is now a new partner of the worldwide GLH family! Camphor tree seeds arrived safely at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in May.
Arahama Elementary School, Japan - April 2022
Thanks to the Rotary Club of Hiroshima Southeast (Tonan) and the Sendai Minami Rotary, a special planting ceremony was held on 16 April by the Arahama Elementary School in Sendai. The school is now conserved as part of the memorial ruins of the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011. GLH co-founders Nassrine Azimi and Tomoko Watanabe as well as Master Gardener Chikara Horiguchi and Trustee Yuko Baba attended this moving event.
GLH offered two saplings of Japanese hackberry (enoki) and three saplings of Ginkgo (icchou) for planting. Around the Hiroshima saplings, yamabuki grown in Sendai were planted, following the Miyawaki Planting Method, a unique afforestation technique pioneered by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki.
Universidad Icesi - March 2022
The Camphor seeds sent to ICESI University, Colombia, in 2012 now transformed into a gorgeous adult tree. Thanks to Dr. Vladimir Rouvinski, who keeps the network of greenery and the bonds between Colombia and Hiroshima alive.
Tiziana Volta and Partners - March 2022
Our dedicated partner, Tiziana Volta shares the updates of the Hibaku-Jumoku second generation in Italy. Even under the difficult COVID situation, Tiziana and colleagues continue efforts to deliver the message for peace, a World without war and Violence, around Italy.
1) Maccagno (Varese), Leonardo da Vinci Secondary School, May 22nd 2021 (Gingko biloba)
2) Vicenza, Peace Park, October 2nd 2021 (Gingko biloba)
3) Parma, Bosco Spaggiari, May 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)
4) Bologna, “Giacomo Bulgarelli” Garden, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)
5) Rimini, San Salvatore Primary School, May 14th 2021 (Gingko biloba)
6) Pesaro, Miralfiore Park, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)
7) Ponte San Giovanni, Pascoletti Park, November 21st 2021 (Gingko biloba)
*) During European Researchers' Night (September 24h 2021)
8) Perugia, Botanical Garden, in collaboration with WeTree (Aphananthe aspera)
9) Potenza, University of Basilicata, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)
10) Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza), Calabria University-Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)
11) Catanzaro, Magna Graecia University, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)
12) Reggio Calabria, Mediterraneo University, in collaboration with Plants for Planet (Aphananthe aspera)
IES BLASCO IBÁÑEZ - February 2022
We welcome our new partners in Spain, IES Blasco Ibanez, Institute of secondary education in Valencia. They have just received the Hibaku-Jumoku seeds of Japanese Hackberry and Persimmon.
The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) - February 2022
Saplings under the watch of CAFRE growing strong, soon to be shared with CAFRE's local partners.
Leiden Botanical Garden - January 2022
From Leiden University, we received four updates from GLH partner Dr. Rinny Kooi (please see accompanying images):
I Tree in Switzerland
II November 7 2021 Peace tree for the Peace Church
III Tree tot Hilversum
IV December 10, 2021, Bronbeek, Arnhem