Message of peace grows
A ginkgo sapling was planted in Busselton’s Rotary Park this week to mark World Peace Day.
The tree was donated by the City of Fremantle and the Mayors for Peace program, and is a descendant of the ginkgo trees that survived the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima in Japan.
City of Busselton Mayor Grant Henley said the tree was the first of its kind planted in the South West.
“Trees like this have been distributed around the world and are used to spread the message of peace,” he said.
“This planting provides us all with the opportunity to learn from these cities at a more local level.”
Art Geo will host a Mayors for Peace exhibition until October 1, showcasing artwork from the recent Mayors for Peace children’s art competition, as well as information on the program and a digital photographic exhibit on the bombing of Hiroshima.
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