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November 29, 2010

Special set of photos featuring a Ginkgo leaf


Yellow Ginkgo leaf on CTA bus door in Chicago, IL, by Matt Maldre (spudart) on Flickr.com.
Matt writes:
"I had my eyes on the bus doors with their yellow vertical strip. With my camera ready and tape on my Ginkgo leaf. The bus was rather full, so I wanted to make sure I was able to get up by the doors to place the Ginkgo leaf and take my photos. I got up just after the stop before mine, stood by the door, placed the leaf on the door and snapped several shots.Then I felt kinda like a dope standing there while everyone else stood there. But it's kinda neat to have the leaf there. I'm not sure how long it will stay up there."

Matt has a set of photos featuring a Ginkgo leaf, more photos are to follow. Some examples:

You can see more photos of his collection here.


November 26, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added photo of Ginkgo espalier.
* New photo photospecial page: Oldest Ginkgo biloba tree outside Asia grows in Utrecht (+ video).

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November 21, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New topic: Rare Permian Ginkgo fossils shed light on seed development.

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November 13, 2010

Oldest Ginkgo tree outside Asia, c. 260 years old




Probably the oldest Ginkgo biloba tree outside Asia grows in the botanical garden 'De Oude Hortus' of the University Museum in Utrecht (the Netherlands). It is c. 260 years old (1730-1750), male with grafted female branch (c. 1830).
This video can be watched in HD-quality. I made this recording on November 8, 2010.

More info and photos on my website The Ginkgo Pages:
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kwanten/history...
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kwanten/europe.htm
http://www.xs4all.nl/~kwanten/more.htm

November 12, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added video of oldest Ginkgo outside Asia (c. 260 years old, in Utrecht) on YouTube and on my page about the oldest Ginkgo trees in Europe and on my Tree-page.
* Update of my page about the oldest Ginkgo trees in Europe.
* Added new video on my YouTube channel and on my Propagation-page: Cleaning of Ginkgo seeds.

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November 07, 2010

Video cleaning of Ginkgo biloba seeds



Cleaning freshly picked Ginkgo biloba seeds. I made this video on November 7, 2010.
Watch this video in HD quality.
More info on my website The Ginkgo Pages: http://www.xs4all.nl/~kwanten/propagation

November 04, 2010

Ginkgo rain 2010: all leaves fall suddenly




The leaves of Ginkgo trees may all fall in a short period of time, sometimes in one or two hours! This is recorded in many parts of the world in fall. This video on YouTube is made by terrymarotta.

More info and many videos about the sudden falling of the leaves on my website: click here.

November 02, 2010

Illustration Gink(g)o Lady

Lovely illustration with Ginkgo leaves made by Charrow.