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May 28, 2006

Kumya Ginkgo, natural monument in S.Korea

There is a 2,120-odd years old Ginkgo at the compound of the Anbul Temple, a historic relic, in Tonghung-ri of Kumya County, South Hamgyong Province, South Korea. The Ginkgo, which has been registered as a natural monument, is 42 meters in height, 18.2 meters in the girth at the bottom and 15.5 meters in the girth at the middle. The tree bears more than 300 kilograms of fruits on a yearly average. It has two nipple-shaped knobs on its trunk. It is said that a knob comes into being once every a thousand years. The bigger one is 10 cm and the other 5 cm in diameter respectively. Read more here.

May 15, 2006

Ginkgo champion tree in Connecticut

Numerous trees on the grounds of The Institute of Living, Hartford Hospital (Conn.), a mental health center, represent rare or unusually large species among which a Ginkgo. In front of Center Building is one of the largest Ginkgos in the state. Take a look here.

May 02, 2006

Updates of my homepage The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page: Ginkgo in Japanese landscape.

May 01, 2006

Crafton reunion Ginkgo's archiving project

On the website of Crafton reunion :
"We're actively seeking copies of all our Ginkgo Yearbooks.
Visit Ginkgo's page, view the ones that are located and if you have a "spare" Ginkgo lying about that would help complete the Collection please contact us. "