Thursday, April 9, 2009

Hiroshi Sunairi: Japanese Hackberry and Persimmon seed sprouted!

MY FIRST Japanese Hackberry

I had a semi-rotten and broken Japanese Hackberry seed, left over from Tree project 2006. So I planted the seed about two month ago, just to see. Then the other day after two month of no sign, my Japanese Hackberry sprouted!


Now more leaves!


Newly replanted in a bigger pot.


Once again, I re-planted it in a bigger pot and the sprout is growing bigger. 7/1/09


MY SECOND Japanese Hackberry
I planted all of Round Leaf Holly, Persimmon, Chinaberry, Firmiana simplex, Japanese Hackberry, Jujube seeds on May 14th and on May 28th, Japanese Hackberry seed sprouted. This Hackberry seed took just about two weeks to sprout when there is no sign of sprouting from other seeds.

I planted the Hackberry sprouts into a bigger pot (just dumping biodegradable pot into the soil). I can not wait for more of my seeds' sprouts as well as all the participants' sprouts!!! Please keep up watering, be patient, and give lots of love.
---Hiroshi Sunairi

Then, PERSIMMON
A long story.........one of the test persimmon sprout with its shell(seed covering the sprout) started to come out of soil a while back, then after some time, I tried to take the shell off. The shell took the head of the sprout and it left with just a broken stem without any leaves. The inside of the shell was black....it seemed all rotten. So I was sorry that this seed was not good. But I kep watering if the root was still alive though it is just stem out of soil. About 3 weeks passed, then suddenly out of stem, two little leaves started to grow. What a miracle!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

“An Invitation to join in Tree Project!” for "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition curated by Michele Quan & Susannah Tisue at Greenwich House Pottery

The trees that still live from the time of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima are called Hibaku trees (A-bombed trees).

Since 2006, from Dr. Riki Horiguchi, a tree doctor in Hiroshima, I have been receiving seedlings and seeds of Ginkgo, Cycas revolute, Round Leaf Holly, Persimmon, Chinaberry, Firmiana simplex, Japanese Hackberry, Jujube trees that are the second or third generation of the Hibaku trees.

I am interested in giving Hibaku Persimmon seeds to the ones that are interested in planting and growing them. Thus, I am calling for ceramic artists to make his or her own ceramic pots to plant. Since persimmon plants will grow fruits, your pot with my seeds will be our collaboration piece for "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition curated by Michele Quan & Susannah Tisue in May at Greenwich House Pottery 16 Jones St. New York, NY 10014

Procedure:
At the opening of "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition on Tue, May 12, I will be giving the Hibaku Persimmon seeds. After the exhibition, you will grow your plants on your own. In Dec 2009, your handcrafted pots (in any shape, size, and taste) and the grown seedlings will be part of my Tree Project exhibition at The Horticultural Society of New York with your names credited as collaborators. After the Dec exhibition, I will document yourself with your pots in your hands and you will get your seedlings and pots back.

These pictures are the documentation of those who received trees from Hiroshima and the images will be part of Tree Project.

http://www.hsny.org/programs_exhibitions.html
http://treeproject.blogspot.com/

Please let me know if you are interested in creating pots for Hibaku Seeds for "Eat Clay or Die" exhibition at treeprojects@gmail.com
Hiroshi Sunairi 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sendan donated for "The Yuko Sueta Benefit" at Participant Inc went to AVENA GALLAGHER & BABAK RADBOY - Chinaberry April 10



March 2006
The Sendan seeds were given from The Tree Dr. Riki Horiguchi in Hiroshima, Japan.
広島で、樹木医の堀口力氏からセンダンの種を貰い受けました。

sprouted on April 12, 2008

Now, more sprouted!
May 4, 2008

May 20, 2008

August 6, 2008
Four Sendan seedlings sprouted in one pot. I have decided to separate them into four pots.

Then, the smallest Sendan seedling donated for "The Yuko Sueta Benefit" at Participant Inc went to AVENA GALLAGHER & BABAK RADBOY - Sendan April 10Hiroshi Sunairi
"A Life of Melia azedarach (
Sendan) from Hiroshima"
A seedling of Melia azedarach (Sendan)
10x6x6
2009

About Tree Project:
The trees that still live from the time of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima are called, Hibaku trees (A-bombed trees).

In 2006, I was given second or third generation seeds and seedlings of the tree that survived the atomic bombing by Tree Dr. Riki Horigichi in Hiroshima. I brought these seeds and seedlings to the US to give them to people who are interested in planting them and growing them.

As I have started this project, I have come to realize that they are not about reminding people about the atomic bombing but sharing the preciousness of life.

I would not claim the price of this plant since my tree project is a gift. However, I would like to ask for people who wish to receive this plant to come up with the price of donation for Yuko. I ask for the compassionate and kindest generosity from the bottom of my heart.

Hiroshi Sunairi



Then Sendan was bought by AVENA GALLAGHER & BABAK RADBOY





April 10, 2009. Three Sendan seedling at my place. Now three brothers await and miss their youngest brother.
They are growing strong and beautiful ever.
Now in the beginning of June, 2009, the third Sendan seedling is going to now Yuko Sueta. Yuko has been ill for a while. This little Sendan will give Yuko a good spirit.Here is what the leaves look like on the third Sendan.


The oldest one of 4 Sendan Brothers.

The second oldest one of 4 Sendan brothers.



Now the third Sendan seedling is happily at Yuko's place and it looks like the seedlings has grown much more!! Yuko's place has lots of light. In this pic, the cat is very curious.......

Megan Karlen - an update on our Persimmon Tree

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