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Hiroshima peace trees

Where are peace trees planted in Oregon?

Where are other peace trees planted worldwide?

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

Oregon communities planted Hiroshima peace trees in recent years

Japanese native Hideko Tamura-Snider explaining to ODF’s Jim Gersbach her wish for peace trees from Hiroshima.

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-eight Oregon communities planted a total of 55 Hiroshima peace trees between 2019 and 2024 through a combined effort by the Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Community Trees and the One Sunny Day Initiatives.

Read the full story about the Hiroshima peace tree plantings and view where each one is planted on the map above.

  • Ashland - Japanese Garden, Lithia Park
  • Ashland - Southern Oregon University near the World Peace Flame
  • Aumsville - Mill Creek Park
  • Beaverton - City Arboretum
  • Bend - Hollinshead Park
  • Central Point - Skyrman Arboretum
  • Coos Bay - Southwest Oregon Community College
  • Corvallis - Adams Elementary at Western View Center
  • Corvallis - Asian & Pacific Cultural Center, Oregon State University
  • Corvallis - Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
  • Cottage Grove - Coiner Park
  • Creswell - Creswell Parks and Facilities Dept., Bicycle Way Station
  • Elgin - Elgin High School Memorial Garden
  • FlorenceFlorence Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Gladstone - Gladstone Nature Park
  • Grants Pass - Greenwood River Trail
  • Gresham - Tsuru Island Japanese Garden in Main City Park
  • Happy Valley - City Hall
  • Hillsboro - Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve
  • Hood River - Idlewilde Cemetery (2 trees)
  • Independence - Inspiration Garden at Mt. Fir Park
  • Klamath Falls - Klamath Union High School (2 trees)
  • La Grande - Eastern Oregon University
  • La Grande - Riverside Park
  • Lake Oswego - Foothills Park
  • Medford - Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Milwaukie - City Hall
  • 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 (2 trees)
  • Portland - World Forestry Center
  • 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 - Oregon State Penitentiary
  • Salem - Unity Church of Salem (3 trees)
  • Seaside - Cartwright Park
  • Silverton - Oregon Garden
  • Talent - Chuck Roberts Park (2 trees)
  • Tillamook - Carnahan Park
  • Turner - Cloverdale Elementary
  • Turner - David Sawyer Park
  • Vernonia - Ora Bolmeier Park
  • Wilsonville - Murase Plaza Park

Hiroshima peace tree dedication at ODF's Salem headquarters video


Oregon Community Trees photos

Mike Oxendine holds gingko seedlings Jennifer Killian with a ginkgo seedling.

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.


Jim Gersbach

Brittany Oxford