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March 31, 2006

Ginkgo special stamp in China


On 12 March 2006, the State Post Bureau in China issued a set of four special stamps named "Plants of Relic Species", among which Ginkgo biloba known as a living fossil. Read more here.

March 29, 2006

Ginkgo biloba 'majestic butterflies'

Ginkgo biloba 'Majestic Butterflies' can you tell me about this plant or send me to a site that might? Any pictures out there?
Topic sent by Rudy.

March 28, 2006

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Many links added about paleobotany on my Links-page.

March 27, 2006

Preventing seedforming

I have a magnificient 70-year-old ginkgo right outside my front door, but alas it is a female. I am getting tired of cleaning up after her each autumn and coping with the smell. I don't want to cut her down, so am looking for ways of controlling her fruit production. I have identified two possibilities:

Florel Brand Growth regulator

Maleic hydrazide


Does anyone have experience with these or other sprays? To what extent are they effective? Any downsides to their use? I also see that there is a 'tight time window' for their application; can one easily determine when it should be applied?
Topic sent by Stan Wilson.

March 25, 2006

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added new page: Ginkgo fossils with many pictures and much more.

Tree distance from building

Hola,
My name is Tomas James from Argentina.
I have just finished building my house and there is a Ginkgo that i had planted 6 years ago, is about 3 meters high and is at about 1 meter from the house.
Is it ok to have it so close to the house?
If I have to move it, what will be the minimum distance from the house that shall I plant it?
Thanks.
Topic by Tomas James.

Ginkgo biloba 'Ding-a-ling'

I recently purchased a G. biloba "ding-a-ling" but I can't find any information at it, i.e., mature size, shape, growth, etc. Where might I find such details?
Topic sent by Walt Sigman.

March 21, 2006

Ginkgo trees for 9/11

Hoboken isn’t exactly a town known for its trees. In a town of 40,000 people crammed into one square mile of century-old tenement buildings directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan, there isn’t much room for them. Yet the town planted 40 trees in its Pier A Park as a living memorial to those who died on 9/11.

These trees aren’t ordinary oaks or maples or London plane trees that already occupy Pier A. These trees are special—they’re Ginkgo bilobas.

“I thought the ginkgo was a special choice,” Lisa Frigand, resident and commission member for the Hoboken September 11th Memorial Fund, said. “It’s fabulous.”

Read full article here.

March 15, 2006

Japanese Ginkgo sweet


A Japanese sweet in the form of a Ginkgo leaf. Sweets, or wagashi, unique to Japanese cooking, are intended to accompany tea, rather than to follow a meal. I found this photo here.

March 14, 2006

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page: Ginkgo pollen on male tree in early spring.

March 07, 2006

Ginkgo tree stump and new shoots

I found your site fascinating. I am trying to find out what would happen to a tree that was cut down. Is it possible for it to produce a new tree from the stump? Or would the tree die?
Topic sent by Barbara.

March 04, 2006

Ginkgo in clay soil?

I am planning new landscape for new home. Would love to grow Ginkgos. We will have clay soil that can be amended for planting. Is this a good idea for Ginkgo or should I consider another tree?
Topic sent by Michele.