The Ginkgo Pages Forum - Blog

Welcome, this blog belongs to my website The Ginkgo Pages about the tree Ginkgo biloba. Please post your comment/question or mail me. Thank you! - Cor Kwant
Go to search + archive.

follow me on twitter Follow me on Twitter

March 31, 2013

Dinosaur Eosinopteryx and Ginkgo apodes

Artist impression of an Eosinopteryx brevipenna and a Ginkgo apodes tree.
This dinosaur lived in China during the late Jurassic Period, about 161–145 million years ago. 

Digital art/painting by EWilloughby

 More Ginkgo info on my Fossils-page.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 27, 2013

Korean ceremony honors old Ginkgo tree - 2012



November 2012: Performance of the traditional "Salpuri" dance, fall concert to honor the changing of the leaves of a 500-year-old Ginkgo tree at Gyeongju Cultural Center (Gyeongju in South Korea). The concert is a mixture of a cultural performance and a religious ritual to honor the spirit of the tree. The trunk is wrapped in ribbons and an altar is placed before it with incense and food. Offerings are placed at the foot of the tree. This Ginkgo is monument no. 66 and is registered as Geongsangbuk-do.
See photos and read more on this website.

Video of  this ceremony in 2011 on my blog: click here.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 26, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page:   15 Ginkgo trees, Bologna, Italy.
* New topic: Ginkgo makes it to Yale.
* Added on Where-page: photo weeping Ginkgo with chichi: Peoria, Illinois

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 22, 2013

Ginkgo wood question

Hello,
I have question- where can I buy wood from Ginkgo? I need to do some special boards for drying handmade papers. Thx,  
Question by Vladimir Brunton, Praha, Czech rep.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

Dessert "Ginkgo poetry rites", Qufu

Dessert "Ginkgo Poetry Rites" or Steamed snow pear, stuffed with ginkgo nuts and dates in syrop.
The dishes served to royalty during the days of Confucius are revived  in Shangri-La Hotel in Qufu. Qufu, located in south-west of Shandong Province in mainland China, is the birthplace of the famous Chinese philosopher and the dishes are based on the food prepared by cooks at the Confucius Mansion to entertain emperors and royalty.
Read more here.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **
Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 18, 2013

Olympic Info Tree in Beijing with ginkgo design

Symbol of information transfer is the Olympic Information Tree in Beijing: a lantern on solar energy with ginkgo leaf design. 29 Information Trees stand between the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
More photos on this website.

On this video you can see it working:



More info on this website.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 13, 2013

Dragonfly on Ginkgo leaf

Beautiful photo of a dragonfly on Ginkgo leaf. Enlargement click here.
Macro photo by joostsimone.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 11, 2013

Seeds of Peace: Ginkgo seeds Hiroshima - Fukushima


Green Legacy Hiroshima is an initiative that started in 2011 by UNITAR and ANT-Hiroshima, to spread worldwide the seeds - and the peace message - of trees that survived the atomic bombing. Among them are Ginkgo seeds. Today news:

Tehran Peace Museum celebrates spring:
"To commemorate the second anniversary of March 11, 2011 catastrophoc earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear accident , and in solidarity with the people of Japan, during this event, Ginkgo seeds which are sent to the museum from Japan’s “Green Legacy Hiroshima” project, as the messengers of life, hope, peace and friendship, will be planted along with a number of olive trees as symbols of peace and hope."

Read more about Ginkgo seeds and the  “Seeds of Peace” Project on the website of Unitar.org/Green Legacy Hiroshima.
More about the Ginkgo and Hiroshima on my website.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 07, 2013

Dinosaur Deinonychus and Ginkgo

Artist impression of a pair of  Deinonychus antirrhopus under a Ginkgo tree.
These dinosaurs, which could grow up to 3.4 meters (11 ft) long, lived during the early Cretaceous Period, about 115–108 million years ago. 
Digital art/painting by ~jconway.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 06, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Article added on my Fossils-page:  - Chung-Shien Wu, et al. Chloroplast Phylogenomics Indicates that Ginkgo biloba Is Sister to Cycads.  
* Added on my Literature-page: "Evidence and Rational Based Research on Chinese Drugs" by Hildebert Wagner, Gudrun Ulrich-Merzenic  +  "Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot" by Peter Crane.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.

March 04, 2013

Old Ginkgo tree in Japanese garden


Video I made of a huge male Ginkgo, 30 m, girth 4.88 m, c. 1856.
Location: Anduze (France), Japanese garden of La Bambouseraie Prafrance.

**Subscribe to receive free email updates.-- Cor Kwant **

Visit my website The Ginkgo Pages.