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November 25, 2015

Famous 1,400-year-old Ginkgo, Xi'an, China

1,400-year-old Ginkgo tree on the grounds of the Guanyin Temple in Luohandong village in the city of  Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.
This tree is thought to be planted for Emperor Li Shimin, founding father of the Tang Dynasty, ruling from 629 to 649.
It has been visited by thousands of tourist to watch its golden leaves.
More photos on People's Daily online and DailyMail and on my Twitter.

This is one of the Ginkgo tweets that went Viral on Twitter this week:

Video:
Beautiful video of this tree: click here.

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November 17, 2015

Ginkgo trees, Jardin des Plantes in Paris

Jardin des Plantes in Paris has several Ginkgo trees (Arbre aux quarante écus) planted in the 19th century. On my website I mention these trees with photos/video.

Here are three recent videos of the Ginkgo trees in this garden in fall:







Videos by Serge Lange on YouTube.

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November 12, 2015

My website and blog archived by Nat.Library of the Netherlands Web Archive

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has archived my website since I started it in 1999. 


Now a recent project (2011) in the Netherlands by The National Library of the Netherlands Web Archive - Webarchief van Nederland Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) - selected and archives my website The Ginkgo Pages and this blog for present and future generations.
The selection of the Web Archive focuses on websites
containing scientific and cultural content.
Another area of interest is innovative websites and popularity.




Website archiving is adopted by UNESCO: Charter on the Preservation of the Digital Heritage (2003).

Comments on this blog will not be archived.

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November 09, 2015

Ancient Ginkgo drops leaves like rain, Ōshika, Japan



Beautiful video of ancient Ginkgo tree dropping its leaves all at once, like rain...
Location: Ōshika near Fukutoku Temple, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. 

More info and videos on my website.

Video on YouTube by kaeru umigaeru.

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November 08, 2015

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New topic: My website and blog are archived in the National Library of the Netherlands Web Archive (Webarchief van Nederland Koninklijke Bibliotheek) for present and future generations. 

* New photo on Photospecial page: potted Ginkgo in fall colours.

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