We reported recently on the arrival of gingko tree seeds at the Laudato SI centre in Salford so they could develop them into saplings to act as signs of hope in relation to our Climate Emergency and to enable more discussions about the Church’s teaching about nuclear weapons.
The centre has now had a further delivery of one yar old saplings.

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Dr Emma Gardner of the Laudato Si Centre with the newly arrived saplings

James Ross, from the organisation in Co Antrim that facilitates the import of the seeds commented “Those Ginkgo tree saplings are about a year old as when they arrived from Japan they had already started to germinate (whist in the post), so we took the decision to start growing them straight away.”
In total there will be 15 one year old saplings which will need to be cultivated for another two years before they can be planted out.

We welcome interest in taking one of these saplings from parishes and schools across the Diocese – just contact jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk to express your interest and a member of the volunteer project team will be in touch.