The Weekly Shot: Planting Nuclear Survivor Trees

6 October 2019, 4:33 PM
Planting the trees

Planting the trees, from left: Deputy Consul General Kazuhiro Iryu, Japan; San Francisco Recreation and Park Department General Manager Phil Ginsburg; President and Founding Trustee of URI, The Right Rev. William E. Swing; San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed; former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz; Dame Charlotte Mailliard Shultz.

Two second-generation saplings, descendants of ginkgo trees that survived the nuclear blast on Hiroshima, were planted at the San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden in a ceremony that also honored former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and Dame Charlotte Mailliard Shultz for their advocacy around nuclear disarmament. URI held the ceremonial planting in conjunction with the United Nations’ International Day for Peace (Sept. 21) and its International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Sept. 26).

Learn more about the ceremonial planting.

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