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May 25, 2013

225-year-old Ginkgo in Leiden


Video I made of a 225-year-old Ginkgo in Leiden in fall.
This tree was planted in 1785 from seed taken from Deshima by Carl-Peter Thunberg.
Video taken in Hortus Botanicus Leiden - the Netherlands.
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May 22, 2013

Historic Ginkgo, Isham Park, Manhattan, NYC


Historic Ginkgo tree, Isham Park, Manhattan, New York City

"Standing by the stone entry gate at the southeast corner of the park (the former entrance to the estate), is a stately Chinese Maidenhair tree (Gingko biloba) which may have been planted by Mr. Isham. This tree was selected as one of the ‘Great Trees of New York City’, all of which were nominated by citizens throughout the five boroughs, based on unusual size, species and historical associations. Below the tree, installed in the northern wall, is a worn red sandstone mile marker that once read “12 m[iles] to N. York.” Mr. Isham had the stone marker moved and installed in the wall next to his gate when it was tossed aside by road workers on Broadway."
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May 15, 2013

Lon Po Po -Little red riding hood- and Ginkgo


There are many versions of the fairy tale 'Little Red Riding Hood' around the world.
 'Lon Po Po' is the Chinese version written by Ed Young: three children outsmart a wolf by tricking it into falling from a Ginkgo tree.

Read this fairy tale (in English) here (pdf).

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May 11, 2013

Archaeopteryx in shower of Ginkgo leaves

 

Late Jurassic period, c. 150 million years ago: drawing of Archaeopteryx , the oldest bird (or is it a dinosaur closely related to the origin of birds?), in a shower of Ginkgo leaves.

Read  more on my Fossils-page).

Picture : Blog 'Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs'

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May 08, 2013

Ginkgo Matsusaka Castle, Japan


 Ginkgo tree near the ruins of  Matsusaka Castle, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

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May 01, 2013

Ginkgo village watercolor painting

  Ginkgo Village 

Watercolor painting by Kristin Kane - Butterfly Woman.

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