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November 28, 2007

Old Ginkgo in Beijing gets "operation"

Botanical experts gathered Monday in Beijing's southern district of Daxing on a consultation for protecting a 1,000 years old ginkgo tree. After a series of health checks, the experts from the eighteen districts and countries of Beijing decided to perform an "operation" on the tree, considering there is barely any leaves on some of its branches and part of its trunk is hollow. They began to cut some dead branches off the tree and spread some fertilizer and insecticide on the leaves. The hole under the tree root was filled in. They also improved the soil conditions for the tree.
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