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​Oregon communities planting Hiroshima peace trees in 2020​


Photo: Japanese native Hideko Tamura-Snider explaining to ODF’s Jim Gersbach her wish for peace trees from Hiroshima to be planted throughout Oregon, her adopted home.


Twenty-seven Oregon communities plan to plant Hiroshima peace trees in 2020 through a combined effort by the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Community Trees and the One Sunny Day Initiative. The list does not include five places in Oregon which have already planted Hiroshima peace trees: Eugene, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, and Oregon State University in Corvallis. The full list includes:

·         Ashland- Southern Oregon University near the World Peace Flame

·         ​​Aumsville - Mill Creek Park

·         Beaverton - City Arboretum

·         Bend - Parks and Recreation Dept., Hollinshead Park

·         Central Point - Crater High School

·        Central Point - Skyrman Arboretum

·         Corvallis - Avery Park

·         Cottage Grove - Trailhead Park

·         Creswell - Creswell Parks and Facilities Dept., Bicycle Way Station

·         Elgin - Elgin High School Memorial Garden

·      Gladstone - Gladstone Nature Park

·         Happy Valley - City Hall

·         Hood River - Idlewilde Cemetary

·         Independence - Inspiration Garden at Mt. Fir Park

·         Klamath Falls - Klamath Union High School

·         La Grande - Riverside Park

·         Newberg - Chehalem Valley Middle School

·        Oregon City - Oregon City Parks and Recreation, End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

·         Portland - Portland State University

·         Portland - Hoyt Arboretum

·         Redmond - City Hall

·         Rogue River - John F. Fleming Memorial Park

·         Roseburg - Master Gardener Discovery Garden, River Forks Park

·         Roseburg - Odd Fellows Cemetery

·         Roseburg - Umpqua Community College

·         Salem - Pringle Park

·         Salem - Oregon Dept. of Forestry headquarters

·         Salem - Unity Church of Salem

·         Seaside - Cartwright Park

·         Silverton - Oregon Garden

·         Talent - Chuck Roberts Park

·         Tillamook - Carnahan Park

·         Turner - Cloverdale Elementary

·         Turner - Turner Lake Park​

​Where are other peace trees planted worldwide?

View the online map showing locations worldwide where peace trees from Green Legacy Hiroshima have been planted​.

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Photo: Oregon Community Trees board member Mike Oxendine holds one of the ginkgo seedlings he grew from seeds collected in Hiroshima. The seeds came from trees that survived the atomic bombing of that Japanese city in 1945. This and other seedlings like it will be planted around Oregon in 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

Jennifer Killian with seedling ginkgos

Photo: Caring for the Hiroshima peace trees for the past year has been Oregon Community Trees board member Jennifer Killian (pictured with one of the seedling ginkgos) and her colleagues at Corvallis Parks and Recreation. 

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