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March 22, 2011

A-bombed Ginkgo trees in Hiroshima

At the end of World War II on August 6, 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the Americans. The plants and trees in the area around the epicentre were examined in September 1945. Among the survivors were the six Ginkgo biloba trees. They were situated near the blast center and appeared to bud after the blast without major deformations and are still alive today.

Therefore the Ginkgo is regarded as the 'bearer of hope'.

On my website I mention these A-bombed Ginkgo trees in Hiroshima, Japan.


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