Trees nurture peace and resilience in Avon ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Chikara Horiguchi One hundred-seventy trees, like one shown here, miraculously survived the 1945 atomic bomb at Hiroshima, Japan. The town of Avon is joining the list of hosts for saplings from the trees. Michael McCue A ceremony in Avon in May celebrated Arbor Day and announced that the town will be planting trees that are saplings of a tree that survived the Hiroshima atomic blast. Chikara Horiguchi A plaque depicting the Shukkelen Garden a month after the Hiroshima bombing contrasts starkly with the trees flourishing in the garden today. Nassrine Azimi The gingko biloba saplings arrive in San Diego on the first leg of their trip from Hiroshima to Avon. Christie Pierce Town Administrator Michael McCue (left) receives the gingko biloba saplings from Robert Azimi, whose sister was co-founder of the Green Legacy Hiroshima project. Barry Chin/Globe Staff McCue intends to plant one tree at each of Avon’s two schools, and a third at DeMarco Park. Barry Chin/Globe Staff McCue plans to send annual reports and photos of the trees to Japan, and to send a tree to Tufts University and a few to the Arnold Arboretum. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Stephen Schneider (left), director of operations at the Arnold Arboretum, and McCue with saplings donated by the Green Legacy. The trees will stay at the arboretum until they are big enough to be planted outside.