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.
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 meetingbringing together scientists from around the world to discuss new research in the plant sciences, held once every six years.
Fossil Ginkgo leaf, according to Ginkgo fossil expert David Scarboro probably from the Campanian stage of the Cretaceous, Horseshoe Canyon Formationfrom 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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