Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sao Paulo, Brazil: Larissa Veloso's Chinese Parasol Tree seeds sprouted!

"Hi Hiroshi, great news. I believe it sprouted! I don't know for sure, all I can see is a white part going out of the seed, and no green yet.  Is white and going down, not green and going up. Is that right?  Here are some photos. I keep you informed."

---Larissa Veloso

"Hi Hiroshi, it realy sprouted! Look at the picture! It's a Chinese Parasol, the first Hibaku from the project to sprout in Brazil! =D Thank you for sending the seeds. I keep you updated."
---Larissa Veloso

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Uta Takemura's Chinese Parasol Tree seeds sprouted!

 Uta's Chinese Parasol Tree sprouts!  They look very healthy!

And here are the pictures of Uta's Garden on the balcony!  How beautiful!~

Monday, October 18, 2010

New York: Maggie Feuchter - In Memoriam for My Tree

"Hi Hiroshi, I'm sorry to say but my persimmon tree has passed. I'm a little late in getting the news to you as the last leaf fell at the end of August. Here are some pictures of what it looked like at the very end."

Hiroshima, Japan: Yuso Takesawa's Chinese Parasol Tree update



New York: Sean Justice's Ginkgo Tree update

"We're moving through the fall, wondering what the next stage of this small plant's cycle will look like.

Watching this Gingko sprout and grow is a metaphor for what I'm doing in my work as a teacher and artist. Autonomy is crucial to this discussion. 

Did you do that on purpose, with intent? Or was it an accident. Are we free to make things that can exist in and of themselves? Or does everything we make exist only and forever embedded within a vast net of other things. What is the purpose of making?..........." to read the whole article at

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

How to Germinate Jujube Seeds in

Step 1

Pick the jujube fruit in November. Remove the stone from the center of the fruit, and scrub it under running water to remove any excess pulp.
Step 2
Moisten a handful of sand, push the jujube seed into it and place it in a plastic sandwich bag. Seal the bag and place it in the refrigerator where it should remain for 90 days. Check the sand periodically to make sure that it remains moist.

Step 3

Plant the stone 1 inch deep in a sunny area of the landscape in the spring, when the outside temperatures are over 60 degrees F. Cover the seed with soil and keep the soil moist, but not saturated. If you are planting more than one jujube tree, plant the seeds 15 feet apart.
Please look at How to Germinate Jujube Seeds in

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Contemporary Landscape: Tree Project on Paper Blog, riviera, Arboles

New York: Katsuhiro and Emi Saiki's Hackberry and Ginkgo trees

"Last December, Hiroshi kindly gave me this large plant that had full of leaves on its branch when he had a solo exhibition in Horticultural Society of New York.

After his exhibition had finished, I took the plant to my apartment. but the leaves started falling off because of the cold wether.............One day in June, while I was going out, I put the pots on the fire escape to give them sun light. that was the time a big squirrel I had sometimes saw came and dug the soil in the pots and bit the plants at its read all the texts along with his beautiful pictures, take a look at

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Buffalo, NY: Dorothy Collins' Platanus tree seeds sprouted!!

"Dear Mr. Sunairi, I planted all the Plantanus seeds I received at the end of May after following the germination recommendations. Only one sprouted (*though its a perfect one!) This is 2 weeks after sprouting near the end of July. Best Regards"
---Dorothy Collins

When a Tree Spreads Peace: Hiroshi Sunairi's Tree Project on Apartment Therapy

A house feels like a home when there is meaning behind the objects we hold dear. A plant with a history can also become something to cherish. Right now people the world over are read the whole article at

Monday, August 16, 2010

New York: Megan Karlen & Jackie Moran's persimmon recovered!!

"Hello Hiroshi, I wanted to send you pictures of our Persimmon tree because she's been doing so well this summer!

She was in the show at the Horticultural Society. They took very good care of her. They said she was very healthy. She did have a little bit of a white bug type thing under her leaves and they explained that that often times comes from the soil that we buy in the store. They sprayed her leaves with dish soap and water and the little white bugs left.

We brought her home and I got concerned that the underside of her leaves were going to get the bugs again so I started misting under her leaves. I have no idea if I'm right about this but I feel like it made her feel tickled and good because now she's been growing like crazy!

I've sent 3 pictures. One of them shows a leaf that is not the typical shape. It is kind of heart-shaped. Is this normal for persimmons? There were two and then one grew out into the typical oval leaf shape. The other one is continuing to be the heart-shape. Anyway, look at her grow!! Have a great day. Very sincerely,"

---Megan Karlen & Jackie Moran

Friday, August 13, 2010

Kenjiro Kitade at Ivy Brown Gallery

8月6日(金曜日)、北出健二郎さんの個展「Drop」が、ミートパッキングにあるIvy Brown Galleryで始まりました。北出さんとは、Queens地区での屋外インスタレーション"Sleeping Beauty" プロジェクトで一緒にチームを組んでいます。 read the whole article at

Tree Project Film at the Portland Japanese Garden

Tree Project Film by, Hiroshi Sunairi, currently in “The Curse of Bigness” exhibition

Tree Project Film 2: "Sendan in Kathmandu" by Bhumika Shrestha and Nani S. Walker

Contemporary artist and friend Hiroshi Sunairi sent a handful of hibaku seeds to Kathmandu in the Summer of 2009 as part of the "Tree Project." During the making of the documentary "Other Nature," third gender activist Bhumika Shrestha and Director Nani S. Walker planted hibaku seeds. One year later...two Chinaberry trees grow in Kathmandu.

Camera: Pramod Karki
Music: Binod Katuwal

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Portland Japanese Garden: Desirae Williams's Ginkgo Sprout

Excerpts from Portland Japanese Garden's look at the whole posting of Sesirae's pictures and her story of sprouting Ginkgo at

"Wow, it was so exciting the first day I saw my tree had sprouted. I felt like a proud new parent. It is truly amazing what these trees went through, yet somehow they have continued on and a few generations later here is the tree I am raising!"
---Desirae Williams

New York: Yoi's sprout!

"Dear Hiroshi, Long time no see. How are you? This is Yoi ! Three months ago, I planted the seeds into the soil. Two weeks ago, the seeds germinated and sprouted, but now it seems like the plant is dying. PS: Can you tell me the name of the plant?

Yoi! I am not 100% sure which tree sprouts this is by looking at this picture. I hope it is still alive and when it gets little bigger, we will be able to tell! So far it does not look either Parasol, Ginkgo nor jujube I gave you. Keep me posted.

Queens Museum: MetLife First Sundays for Families: Plant a Seed, Grow a Tree

Spain: Blanca de la Torre’s Hibaku Sendan has bloomed

Hiroshi, one of your trees has bloomed!!!!! :) -Blanca de la Torre