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A-Bomb Survivor Seeds Begin Sprouting At Griffith University, Australia

Gingko seeds sprouting at Griffith University.

Gingko seeds sprouting at Griffith University.

One of our Green Legacy Hiroshima partners is Hiroshima University. Last December, Hiroshima University donated some gingko and other seeds to  Griffith University (Gold Coast).

A few days ago, Hiroshima University received a message from Griffith University to let them know that the gingko seeds had begun to sprout.

The gingko seeds that have begun to sprout in Australia are from one or more of the six gingko trees which were between 1–2 km from the hypocenter of the atom bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6th 1945. Those six gingko trees were charred by the blast, but survived and were soon healthy again, and still thriving today.

Here is the link to the original report on the Hiroshima University website:

http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/news/show/lang/en/id/1155

 

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