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December 28, 2014

Asteroid 85197 is named Ginkgo


Asteroid 85197 (1991 TG5) is named Ginkgo after the Ginkgo biloba tree. It is a main-belt asteroid discovered on October 5, 1991 by F. Borngen and L. D. Schmadel of the Karl Schwarzschild Observatory at Tautenburg, Germany. 
Read more on Wikipedia and on this site by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California.
 
Ron Baalke pointed me to this asteroid on my Twitter. Ginkgo made its closest approach to Earth on December 24, 2014:



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December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas - Happy 2015

I wish all visitors of this forum-blog, my website The Ginkgo Pages ,YouTube channel and Twitter

***** Merry Christmas - Happy 2015 *****
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December 19, 2014

Big Ginkgo tree in Kobe, Japan


Big Ginkgo tree in Kobe, Japan. Said to be 500 years old, height 36 m, girth 11.2 m. Natural monument.
Mizuho, Iiyama-shi, Nagano Prefecture. 

Video of this Ginkgo by haruyuki onoue:



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December 18, 2014

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New supersized photo + video on my Photospecial page: 4 Ginkgo trees, planted c. 1882, Strasbourg in France.  

* Added new photo of female tree: leaves fall before the seeds.

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December 10, 2014

Ginkgo trees at Deoksu Palace, Seoul

Ginkgo trees in fall colours in a street - commonly known as stonewall street - close to Deoksugung  (Deoksu Palace), one of the "Five Grand Palaces"  in Seoul, Korea. 
This street, less than 1 kilometer,  is lined with Gingko trees on both sides.

Photo: Chosun news.

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December 06, 2014

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New topic: Contributions by Peter del Tredici, Harvard University.
* New topic: Story about the Ginkgo at Hellekis manor, Kinnekulle, Sweden.

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December 04, 2014

Ladybird on Ginkgo leaf


Ladybird on Ginkgo leaf.

This wonderful picture was taken at a water reservoir close to the castle in Herrenhausen Gardens near Hanover, Germany.

Photo sent to me by Ginkgo-friend Wieland Haak, thanks!

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