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October 28, 2015

Seoul has solutions to control Ginkgo seeds problem


Seeds of female Ginkgo trees tend to "smell" when fallen on the ground, not while they are still on the tree. This can be a problem in crowded places.
Seoul (South Korea) has interesting solutions for this problem: 

1. a large team of 446 people collects them, then the seeds are used in cooking, medicine.
The metropolitan government is also planning to hand them out or donate them to senior citizens at community halls and welfare centers in Seoul.

2. transplant female trees and replace them with male Ginkgo trees in crowded places like bus stops and crosswalks.

The Ginkgo is the symbol tree of Seoul.

Article in the Korea JoongAng Daily of October 12, 2015.

Read my website about the seeds: Propagation-page and FAQ.  

BBC article here. 

Photo The Korea Times 

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October 25, 2015

Ginkgo leaves poster International Botanical Congress 2017


Ginkgo leaves on poster of the XIX International Botanical Congress (read more IBC 2017). 
The congress will take place from July 23-29 in Shenzhen, China.

It is an international meeting bringing together scientists from around the world to discuss new research in the plant sciences, held once every six years.

Ginkgo is the national tree of China.

Download the poster in large format here.

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October 15, 2015

GigaPan picture of Ginkgo fossil leaf


Fossil Ginkgo leaf, according to Ginkgo fossil expert David Scarboro probably from the Campanian stage of the Cretaceous, Horseshoe Canyon Formation from the Drumheller area.
 
Imaged at NOVA Annandale by Robin Rohrback-Schiavone as part of the Paleoplant Project.
It is a so-called GigaPan picture, a high-resolution image allowing you to zoom in and out.
Click here to see it and explore it yourself!

Image came to my attention by a tweet from Callan Bentley, thank you!

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October 11, 2015

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

 * Added photos of Ginkgo trees 5th Avenue NYC, Washington Square Park and Philadelphia on Where-page and Empire State building and Ginkgo tree. 
* Added on Propagation-page: video of deer eating Ginkgo seeds in Japan.
* Added spherical panorama photo of Hiroshima Ginkgo at Hosen-Ji.
* Added Art-page Picture gallery: work by Tom Phillips  A Humument Page 297 + Portrait of Iris Murdoch.

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October 06, 2015

Deer eats Ginkgo nuts (seeds)

Video: Deer eats Ginkgo nuts (seeds), Nara .



Nara Park is a public park located in the city of Nara, Japan, at the foot of Mount Wakakusa.

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