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March 31, 2009

Shanghai World Expo 2010

(From right) Simon Featherstone, the UK's project director for the Expo, Huang Jianzhi, deputy director of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, Chris Wood, deputy head of the British Embassy in China, Da Honghu, board chairman of Suzhong Construction Group Co Ltd, and Lu Haiqing, corporate relations director of Diageo (China), plant a Ginkgo tree during the ceremony marking the start of construction for the British Pavilion on March 12, also Chinese Arbor Day.

Britain started construction of its pavilion for 2010 Shanghai World Expo on Thursday. The pavilion covers an area of 6,000 square meters. Two Ginkgo trees were planted at the ground-breaking ceremony on March 12. The construction will be completed in May 2010.
The World Expo 2010, with the theme of "Better City, Better Life," will be held from May 1 to Oct. 31 next year and is expected to attract 70 million visitors.
Read more on this website.

March 29, 2009

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page: Ginkgo biloba seedlings 10 days old + video.

March 25, 2009

Ginkgos at American Museum of Natural History

Floodlights situated across from the Center light the Ginkgo trees in front of the reflecting pool. Spanning the pool just in front of the sphere is a light column custom made to spill light on the exit path that leads to either side of the structure.

The American Museum of Natural History in New York City and its Arthur Ross Terrace linking to the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space, presenting to the public the evolution of stars, galaxies and planets.

Museum Entry Area
"The simple terrace of stone at the entry to the new public space is the western destination of the central “shadow.” It is separated from the rest of the plaza with a line of white granite seating steps. This area is planted with a group of Ginkgo trees. The Ginkgo is the only surviving species of a family of trees that originated during earth’s carboniferous period, some 300 million years ago. As these trees mature into a shady grove, the boughs of brightly colored “fossil leaves” will frame the view of the Rose Center on the other side of the plaza. In the fall, the bright green leaves of the trees will transform into a glowing clear “solar” yellow. Moveable café tables and chairs on the upper terrace provide flexible social opportunities."

Read more about this project here.

March 21, 2009

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* Added video on Propagation-page: Ginkgo seedlings 10 days old.
* Added video on NL Propagation-page: Germinating seed.

March 13, 2009

Find Ginkgo stencils

If you are looking for a decorative Ginkgo stencil check out the website of Stencil Search for mystique, Japanese, Oriental designs and more.

March 06, 2009

One of the oldest Ginkgoes in the USA

Earth Science Picture of the Day writes on March 6, 2009:
"The photo above shows an august ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) in Frederick, Maryland. It's one of the oldest and largest ginkgo trees in the U.S. The impressive specimen shown here has a diameter of nearly 14 ft (4 m), a height of 93 ft (28 m) and a spread of 92 ft (28 m)!"
Photo by Christina Pax.
EPOD is a service of Universities Space Research Association sponsored by NASA Goddard .

March 01, 2009

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page: Ginkgo tree close to the White House, Washington D.C., USA.