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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!

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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.

More info and photos of the Hiroshima Ginkgo trees on my website.

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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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June 11, 2017

Edgar Brandt buckle with Ginkgo leaves


Beautiful buckle with scarab and Ginkgo leaves by Edgar Brandt, c. 1905.
Made from silver, tinted glass, 6 x 7 cm.

More Ginkgo art by Edgar Brandt on my website: here and here.

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June 09, 2017

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo on Photospecial page: Raindrops on Ginkgo leaf.
 
* Added many stamps on my Art-page.
 
* Added 2 new photos on picture gallery Art-page: Dijsselhof - Kunst en Samenleving

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May 24, 2017

Stamp with Ginkgo leaf design, Japan

Stamp with Ginkgo leaves design and squirrel. 

Japan, stamp issued October 3, 2016  (part of stamp sheet "Autumn greetings"). Stamp designer Hoshiyama Ayaka.
This stamp is one of many stamps depicting Ginkgo that were sent to me by John Gray, thanks!

Many more stamps from different countries on my Art-page.

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May 14, 2017

Ginkgo botanical drawing by Mary E. Eaton in Addisonia


Ginkgo biloba botanical drawing (Plate 362, 1926) by Mary E. Eaton in Addisonia, colored illustrations and popular descriptions of plants, a journal published by the New York Botanical Garden (1916- (1964)).

Picture: Archive.org

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April 22, 2017

Study circle around the Ginkgo tree

Leiden Law School - Library: Study circle around the Ginkgo tree.

After the renovation of Kamerlingh Onnes Building, a birch tree was planted in the library. However, due to the poor growth conditions, this tree died. 
Then a Ginkgo tree was planted on the same place in 2007 and it is still alive!  
This happened with a symbolic act in which the farewell speech of  retired rector of Leiden University D.D. Breimer was buried between the roots of the Ginkgo.  
Meanwhile, the speech of his successor, Van der Heijden, has been buried there.

Another photo of this Ginkgo here

Story in Dutch here.
Photo: Leiden Law 

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