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July 31, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added Ginkgo tree photos: USA - Wissinoming Park, Philadelphia, PA + UK - Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire. 

* Update of Fossils-page : picture gallery: Ginkgo adiantoides, Unterwohlbach Formation, South Germany.

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July 26, 2013

Kinnersley Castle: one of largest Ginkgo trees UK


One of the largest Ginkgo trees in the UK grows on the grounds of Kinnersley Castle, Kinnersley in Herefordshire.
Photo sent to me by Jo Carpenter through Twitter , thank you!

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July 22, 2013

Wissinoming Park Ginkgo Philadelphia

Article by Dr. David Hewitt, botanist: The Wissinoming Park Ginkgo in Philadelphia. At over 48 inches in diameter it is one of the largest Ginkgo trees in the US. This Ginkgo is likely one of many trees planted by Robert Cornelius around his estate in the 1850s and 60s.

Article sent to me by Ashley Duval, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, thank you!
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July 18, 2013

Video: poem The Ginkgo Tree : Manhattan


The Ginkgo Tree : Manhattan

Poem (2013) by Kristine Byrne about the Ginkgo tree and Manhattan (New York City).
Video on YouTube.

From the poem:
"As nature opened up its dawn,, you came
Born on the wind
It took some hundred million years 
But here you are ..deep secret of the earth
Old Ginkgo of the ancients
Along Manhattan Streets.
.......

The Ginkgo stands. She's seen it all before.
The old tree knows that I and all I see 
Will come and go
Archaic Ginkgo ..Jurassic Cycad
She is a Bridge of Sighs arched over time."

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July 13, 2013

Ginkgo fossils picture gallery


Ginkgo huttoni, Middle Jurassic, Scalby, North Yorkshire, UK

This fossil picture was sent to me by ginkgo fossils collector David Scarboro, who contributed many fossil photos to my website: Ginkgo fossils picture gallery.
Thank you David!
More info on my Fossils-page.

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July 07, 2013

My video of Ginkgo seeds germinating



Video I made of germinating seeds about 3 weeks after putting the seeds in a transparent closed container in moist sand.
Seeds from a Ginkgo tree at Avignon in France.
Location: Park Rocher des Doms (near bust of Paul Sain), situated left of Palais des Papes.

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July 04, 2013

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

 * New photo photospecial page:   X-ray image of Ginkgo leaf nerves by Albert C. Koetsier.
* New comment by reader: germinating seeds.
* Added: new profile photo on several pages.

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