Sunday, July 21, 2013

Yumi Suzuki: Enoki (Chinese Hackberry) growing so much!

砂入さま、

こんにちは。
お元気ですか?

長らく芽がでなかったのですが、暖かくなって来たら、
ぐんぐんと成長しはじめました。

そろそろ大きめの鉢に植え替えなければと思っています。

鈴木ゆみ
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Hi, Mr. Sunairi,

Hello!
How are you?

For a long time, it hadn't seem to be sprouting, but then when it got warmer, 
suddenly, it's growing so much.

It's also about the time to replant it into a bigger pot.

Yumi Suzuki

Saturday, July 20, 2013

NORWAY: Hello! with 4 Gingko and 3 Enoki (Chinese Hackberry) sprouts



Hi!

Here's finally a couple of pictures!

It's me and my sons, with the seedlings in our garden in Skjetten, Norway.
4 Gingko  and 3 enoki!

Question: I sometimes get questions about radiation and mutation in the seedlings. What should I answer?

Best,
Per Arne

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Hi, Per Arne,

To answer, I quote from tree Dr. Horiguchi who take care of Hibaku trees in Hiroshima and is from my documentary, "Tree Project Film"


There are traces of radiations
in annual rings of these trees.
According to some scientists,
for about 3 years
after the A-bomb in 1945 till 1948
these trees had grown
larger than usual.
After those 3 years,
annual rings of the trees
got slimmer,
and their growth toned down.
This implies
since enormous damages
were done to the trees externally,
to protect themselves
the trees poured their energy
to grow stronger for three years,
mending and healing themselves.
After 3 years,
the energy poured into
growing stronger lessened
then, the annual rings
got slimmer.

I am not sure about mutation ever happened. You have to think about it, it's already more than 60 some years and the designated Hibaku trees have no mutation, except for burns that healed from the explosion and fire of the Atom Bombs. To go beyond, as I was born in Hiroshima in 1972 and everyone else who lived in Hiroshima as healthy as anybody else in other parts of the world, you have to think these trees that survived the Atom Bomb must have survived the radiation...

These seeds are more of the symbol of history because they are just like any trees that didn't experience A-bombs because these Hibaku trees are healthy and kept giving seeds ever since 1945.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Update! Joe and Aki's Ginkgo seedling


現在16cm高です。葉が落ちている様に見えますがしっかりしてます☆
Joe and Aki

Now it's 16 cm tall. It's very sturdy though it may look like leaves were fallen.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tammy Brown's Sendan Tree healthy and growing

Hi Hiroshi,
I re-potted the tree last month - and it's having a great summer.  It's so
tall and green!

Thanks. Tammy

THE HAPPY END 17 - Alberto and new Hibaku Ginkgo seeds in Argentina

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