Photo: Planting a "peace tree" in Gresham, Oregon (ODF)

ODF planting Hiroshima ‘peace trees’ across state

Photo: Planting a “peace tree” in Gresham, Oregon (ODF)

SALEM, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry is celebrating planting “peace trees” from Hiroshima in 35 communities around the state.

The four-year-long campaign ended with a celebration at ODF’s headquarters in Salem this week.

The seeds used to plant the trees survived the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.

Medford resident Hideko Tamura-Snider is a guest of honor at the celebration.

She was a 10-year-old living in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb hit the city.

To read more about the history behind the peace trees, visit

For details about where to find peace trees in Oregon, visit

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