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View the map showing locations worldwide where peace trees from Green Legacy Hiroshima have been planted.
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.
Thirty-seven Oregon communities planted a total of 53 Hiroshima peace trees between 2019 and 2023 through a combined effort by the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Community Trees and the One Sunny Day Initiative.
Read the full story about the Hiroshima peace tree plantings and view where each one is planted on the map above.
Left 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 were planted around Oregon in 2020 and early 2021 to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II and encourage peace.
Right 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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