Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A Tree Lesson in Resilience - Majulah Singapura: Corrie Tan's Camphor now adopted and planted on the ground at the Singapore Polytechnic

A Tree Lesson in Resilience

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:
 Mr Tan Yew Meng in Oct 2013 
Transplanted to CASS grounds on 3 Jun 2015

Look at how beautiful they are! They are about 11 months old. 

Corrie Tan

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