This Camphor sapling is grown from the seed of a Hibaku Jumoku: the trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945. Scientists from the Manhattan Project had predicted that ‘Hiroshima will be barren of life and nothing will grow for 75 years’. But in the spring of 1946, new shoots sprang up amongst the debris of the city. This surge of life gave hope to survivors of the atomic bomb and now provides us with a powerful reminder of the resilience of life.
Germinated in the backyard of:
Look at how beautiful they are! They are about 11 months old.