“Spring Thaw” With Oberlin's Hiroshima Trees

On Friday, April 14, Oberlin College Professor of Japanese Ann Sherif organized an inspiring visit for Oberlin students and faculty with the rapidly growing tree saplings provided to Oberlin College and Oberlin Shansi by our new partner Green Legacy Hiroshima. These ginkgo, aogiri (firmiana simplex, or Chinese parasol tree), and wisteria saplings have grown from seeds of trees that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. They are thriving in the Oberlin Science Center courtyard, and will be transferred to Tappan Square in the coming year. Professor Sherif got us started by introducing Green Legacy’s work to preserve Hiroshima’s survivor trees and distribute their seeds in more than 25 diff

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