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November 14, 2017

Look: Ginkgo on my twitter in fall

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November 10, 2017

Ginkgo Guanyin Temple, Xi'an, tourist attraction

photo: Sohu.com

A 1,400-year-old Ginkgo tree on the grounds of the Guanyin Temple in Luohandong village in the city of Xi'an, Shaanxi Province in China has become such a hot tourist attraction that visitors must make online reservations before visiting. It suddenly gained fame in 2016 because of photos on the internet of the tree's "sea of gold" autumn foliage.

photo: Sina.com.cn

As it gained more attention, visitors flooded in to see the tree for themselves. 70,000 people a day visited during the peak season, and some had to queue for three to four hours to get in.
The temple has introduced a limit of 7,200 visitors a day, from Oct. 28 to Dec. 10 and opens at 8 in the morning and closes at 5.


video by 微博每日熱門搬運 on YouTube

The temple was built in 628 during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and is located 30 kilometers from downtown Xi'an. 
It is said that Emperor Taizong Li Shimin personally planted this Ginkgo tree.


video by ChinaTVNews on YouTube

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November 05, 2017

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added photos of Aachen (Germany) + Tongeren and Maaseik (Belgium) on Where-page.

 * New topic: Ginkgo trees on New York City Street Map.

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October 29, 2017

Ginkgo leaves and seeds made from crepe paper



How to make your own crepe paper Ginkgo leaves and seeds?
Watch this video with instructions.

Materials used: 
- Crepe paper 140gsm 
- Yellow and light green floral tape 
- Scissors, white glue, floral wire 
- Oil pastel, foam ball for craft.

Video by ABC TV on YouTube.

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October 04, 2017

Engelbert Kaempfer and Ginkgo in NHM

Tweet on Twitter by Jo Wilbraham, curator Natural History Museum, London:

NHM shows more data on its website and this image:


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here and here.

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September 18, 2017

Ginkgo leaves 2016 and a fossil leaf

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September 10, 2017

Botanical drawing of Ginkgo biloba


Botanical drawing of Ginkgo biloba by Takeko Yamamoto, from the 14th Japanese Association of Botanical Illustration (JABI) exhibition.

Picture: ASBA

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August 29, 2017

Ginkgo trees on New York City Street Map

21,611 Ginkgo trees are highlighted on the New York City Street Tree Map.
The New York City Street Tree Map is the world’s most accurate and detailed map of a city’s street trees. More about this project here.

New York City Parks about the Ginkgo trees in a tweet on Twitter of August 28:


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August 24, 2017

Cool down under an old Ginkgo tree



To cool down in summer it can be as simple as sitting underneath an old Ginkgo tree.
Rural district in China: Ginkgo tree said to be 2,000 years old.

Video by Zhong Zhi on YouTube.

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August 22, 2017

Eclipse in Connecticut and Ginkgo

Peter Del Tredici standing under a tree with pin-hole images of the sun adorning his Ginkgo T-shirt.

Partial eclipse of August 21 in Connecticut , the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States.

Photo sent to me by Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist, Emeritus, Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Boston.
Thanks!

 More photos of Ginkgo and eclipse on my Twitter.

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August 20, 2017

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo on Photospecial page
female Ginkgo tree with seedlings, medieval Chateau de Bourdeilles, France.

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August 05, 2017

Hiroshima Ginkgo trees by Ariel Dorfman in The New York Times


"The whispering leaves of the Hiroshima Ginkgo trees" by Ariel Dorfman in The New York Times:

 "On Aug. 6, 1945, a 14-year-old schoolboy named Akihiro Takahashi was knocked unconscious by a deafening roar and a flash of blinding light. When he awoke, he found that he had been thrown many yards by the detonation of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima. He had survived......
I met Mr. Takahashi in 1984, when he was the director of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.....“You must see the hibakujumoku, the survivor trees,” he said to me...... “You must see the ginkgos.”......
The ginkgo, I learned, was an expert in survival.......Within days of the explosion they had sprouted new greenery...The ginkgos, Mr. Takahashi said, expressed  the endurance of hope, the need for peace and reconciliation.....
Decades later, we purchased two specimens and paid to have them planted along the street we live on, and we persuaded the city forestry department to plant a third nearby.....I watered these miraculous trees every day and greeted them each morning......
Though our particular trees are safe, I am haunted by deeper, more ominous thoughts about how this great survivor now seems threatened by the depredations of modernity....
How paradoxical, how sad, how stupid, it would be if...... we did not understand that warning from the past, that call to the future, what the gentle leaves of the ginkgo trees are still trying to tell us."

Read full piece in The New York Times of August 4, 2017.

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July 24, 2017

China - Ginkgo 1,200 years old still thriving

Tourists link hands around an ancient Ginkgo tree in southeast China.
It is 1,200 years old, female and is still bearing seeds!

Location: Shanghang county, Fujian Province, Huajia village of Jiaoyang township.


Photos: Creativebloq.us

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July 10, 2017

Ginkgo leaf art by Ruby Silvious


Ginkgo leaf art by Ruby Silvious, recycle artist and graphic designer. She lives in upstate New York and has been turning discarded objects into art for many years.
Read more about her art in The Daily Gazette of April 21.

Image: Ruby Silvious blog

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June 25, 2017

Risky Ginkgo, Hibiya Park Tokyo

"Risky" Ginkgo tree at Hibiya Park in Tokyo, next to Matsumotoro Restaurant. It is one of the oldest parks in Japan.
The largest Ginkgo in this park is 400 or 500 years old, girth 7 m.
It is named "Risky" Ginkgo because it was to be cut down to make way for expansion of Hibiya Street in 1901.  But Seiroku Honda, the main designer of the park, wanted to relocate the tree even though he put his career at risk doing so. It took 25 days to move the tree 450 meters in the park. The Ginkgo survived.

Video about this "Risky" Ginkgo tree:



Photo: japan-tourist-guide
Video by SALON on YouTube

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