This article was translated by John R. Bopp

About a month ago, we told our readers about how the Parliament of Biscay had sent a sapling of the Tree of Guernica to the Nevada State Botanical Garden at the University of Nevada, Reno.  

We spoke then about how this is a sapling of the Sacred Tree of the Basques, and that it will join its brothers all around the world, fulfilling the idea set out by Bardo Iparragirre in his Gernika’ko Arbola:

Eman ta zabal zazu munduan frutua (Give and extend your fruit around the world)

This sapling of Our Sacred Tree will be part of a chain that extends from the Pacific to what we hope will end at the Atlantic when another sapling will be planted in Washington.  You can find many references to the locations of these saplings of the Symbol of Basque Freedoms in the many articles we’ve written on the subject.

Since this Saturday, the little sapling has its place on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, as we read on the website of the university’s Center for Basque Studies.  We’re sure it will have a long life extending its fruit around the world.

UNR – 23/5/2016 – USA

Sapling from the Tree of Gernika planted on UNR campus

On Friday, May 20, 2016, the sapling from the Tree of Gernika was planted on the UNR campus. Here are some photos from this great and momentous event. May you live long and prosper young sapling!

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