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January 31, 2013

The Ginkgo Girls


The Ginkgo Girls by Carole, created  from Ginkgo leaves found in Victoria, Australia.

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January 27, 2013

Crested Gecko and Ginkgo


 Crested Gecko clinging to a Ginkgo branch.

Wikipedia: "The Crested Gecko, New Caledonian Crested Gecko, Guichenot's Giant Gecko or Eyelash Gecko, Rhacodactylus ciliatus, is a species of gecko native to southern New Caledonia. This species was thought extinct until it was rediscovered in 1994. Along with several other Rhacodactylus species, it is being considered for protected status by the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna. It is popular in the pet trade."

Painting by Phoenix-Cry on deviantART.
Enlargement click on picture here.

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January 25, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added to my Art-page: Fashion designers and Ginkgo.
* Added photos of old female Ginkgo with chichi,  Jagellonian University Botanical garden in Kraków, Poland.

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January 23, 2013

Demonstration: Ginkgo leaves fire ratardant

The leaves of the Ginkgo are known to be fire retardant. In an episode of “Sekai Ichi Uketai Jugyou”, a Japanese variety show, they show how Ginkgo leaves exposed to fire are far less flammable than leaves of other trees.


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Photo/video and more info on the website of Japan Probe.

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January 18, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New topic: Ginkgo and memory: new long-term study.
* Added to my Art-page: photos of Ginkgo Gate, Botanic Garden Adelaide, Australia.

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January 17, 2013

Midōsuji Boulevard, Osaka, and Ginkgo trees


900 Ginkgo trees of 1937 as seen from a helicopter. They line Midōsuji Boulevard (4.5 km), the primary main street in central Osaka, Japan. It runs north-south and is an important shopping street.
Video by asahicom on YouTube.

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January 16, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New topic: Update of Ginkgo afforestation project in Argentina.
* New photo photospecial page:  Frosted Ginkgo leaf.

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January 15, 2013

Old illustration Salisburia adianthifolia / Ginkgo


Old botanical illustration (1855) of Salisburia adianthifolia, synonym for Ginkgo biloba L.
Illustration from the journal by L van Houtte, Flore des serres et des jardin de l’Europe, vol. 10: p. 119, 1855.
Large picture to download on Botanicus.org.

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January 13, 2013

Chinese president Hu Jintao plants Ginkgo

December 28, 2012, Taizhou (Jiangsu province): Hu Jintao, president of the People's Republic of China, plants a Ginkgo tree on the campus of  Taizhou High School. He is an alumnus of this school and Taizhou is the city where he was born and raised. 
The Ginkgo is the national tree of China.
More info here. Video on YouTube (planting starts at 2.47 mins).

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January 06, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Update of my Awards-page: Yale University.
* Added  pdf to my Tree-page
* Added new page: Ginkgo biloba silvestre, montañas Dalou, China. 

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January 04, 2013

China Ginkgo fashion 2012-2013

Beijing, China:  "White Collar" Fashion Show 2012-2013.
The show's theme 'Back to Nature' is expressed in the 'Mysterious Ginkgo leaf' designs by Wang Fang.
More info and photos here.


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