Two trees grown from seeds donated by the Mayor of Hiroshima to the city of Fremantle were planted in the Fremantle Peace Exchange in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima explosion.
Gingko biloba seeds came from a tree that survived an atomic bomb attack on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
They were introduced in 2014 in Fremantle by the Mayor of Hiroshima, Tadatoshi Akiba, as a symbol of hope and courage to live in a nuclear-free world.
After receiving the gingko seeds, the city of Fremantles merged with Ellenby Tree Farm and South Perth Nursery City, which carefully picked up the trees until they were ready for planting this year. Macquarie is turning to Juniper to upgrade its mobile network in Australia
This morning at At 7:15 a.m.
local time, two gingko trees were planted at the Peace Grove Dick Lawrence Preserve in Bixonfield, coinciding with the time the ball was dropped at 8:15 a.m. Hiroshima time.
Two more trees will be planted on August 9 at 10:02 – The time when Nagasaki dropped the second atomic bomb.
Tree plantations are supported by the Mayors for Peace, a global movement set up in 1982 by the mayor of Hiroshima to raise awareness and push for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettits said the organization has grown to include 7,909 member cities and groups in 164 countries.
“Fremantle joined the mayor of peace in 2004 and is now one of 26 executives in the world – the only one in Australia – and the main city in the region,” said Mayor Pettitt.
“I had the privilege of going to Hiroshima in 2014, where I visited the museum and talked to the survivors of the atomic bomb attack – it was a deeply moving experience.
“It is a great honor to be able to plant these Hiroshima gingko trees in our peace grove as a reminder of the horrors of nuclear weapons and to help share the message of peace and friendship.”
Six other members of the peace councils in Western Australia will also plant gingko trees provided by the city of Fremantles.
Ginkgo biloba is considered the oldest tree on the planet, and some fossils date back 270 million years.
Hiroshima gingko seeds came from one of six trees that grew 1-2 kilometers after the atomic bomb exploded in 1945 and were among the few living things in the area that could survive the explosion.
A plaque supplied by Hiroshima to explain the meaning of gingko trees will be unveiled at the Peace Exchange on International Peace Day on Monday, September 21st.
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