Scientists Botanic Garden of the Irkutsk State University (ISU) in the anti-war campaign in a special greenhouse will be engaged in the cultivation of plants, the seeds of which survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima (Japan) in 1945, said the Mayor of Irkutsk.
On Monday, the ISU received a package from the Japanese city of Hiroshima, which was the party of seed plants of Japan's national treasure status. As a gift of Irkutsk Botanic Garden sent seeds of five trees, survivors of nuclear attacks in 1945. It is a Japanese persimmon, Firmian, camphor laurel, ginkgo, holly round.
"The exclusivity of these plants is that, after the bombing of August 6 the roots have not died, and after a while gave fresh sprouts. Processes of these trees, saved the Hiroshima Botanical Garden" — said the mayor's office.
Japanese scientists and public conservation organizations in support of the Japanese branch of UNESCO launched an international campaign "green legacy of Hiroshima." Its goal — to create the world in selected locations of special gardens, messengers of life and the world. Action is carried out to preserve the memory of the victims of all wars, to promote non-proliferation.
"Japanese organizers chose Irkutsk first botanical garden in the world and Russia's only keeper of the heritage," — said the head of the Botanical Garden of ISU President Kuzevanov.
"Gardens of Hiroshima" will also be planted in 200 cities in the world with the largest botanical gardens. In the near future they will be in Amsterdam and Berlin.
As told fellow Botanic Garden of Irkutsk State University Sergei Kalyuzhny seeds survived the great transportation from Japan, went through all the stages of quarantine and control.
"They will be the last stage of testing employees" Rosselkhoznadzor "and will be planted in a specially prepared ground," — said the biologist.
The trees will be part of Hiroshima "Japanese Garden", which will be incorporated in the greenhouse of the Botanical Garden of the University in August 2012.