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March 29, 2011

Ginkgo leaves arrangement

Ginkgo leaves collected at the Dallas Arboretum, Texas.
Photo by Jeffrey Cooper on

March 27, 2011

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

 * New photo photospecial page:  Ginkgo tree in Fukushima, Japan.

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March 24, 2011

Seeking info Ginkgo plantation and quality control

- Which cultivars are used in the Ginkgo commercial plantations in The USA, France and China?
Also how do these commercial plantations propagate their plants to such large scales? I am asking this because we consider to start a Ginkgo project in Thailand.

- We are looking for a independent laboratory which can establish the quality of Ginkgo.Either a laboratory in Asia, The Netherlands or the USA is possible.We are aware of one such a lab. in The Netherlands who has such capacities but we must operate on a modest budget and the quoted costs by them for a single full analyses are very high.Look forward to your comments.

Questions by Marcel van Brakel

March 22, 2011

A-bombed Ginkgo trees in Hiroshima

At the end of World War II on August 6, 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the Americans. The plants and trees in the area around the epicentre were examined in September 1945. Among the survivors were the six Ginkgo biloba trees. They were situated near the blast center and appeared to bud after the blast without major deformations and are still alive today.

Therefore the Ginkgo is regarded as the 'bearer of hope'.

On my website I mention these A-bombed Ginkgo trees in Hiroshima, Japan.

March 17, 2011

Dragonfly on Ginkgo leaf

Beautiful red dragonfly on Ginkgo leaf.
Photo on this Japanese blog.

March 13, 2011

Origami: making a Ginkgo leaf

Origami: making of a Ginkgo leaf.
Video on YouTube.

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added Youku video on my Bonsai-page of a Ginkgo bonsai nursery in China.

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March 11, 2011

Shrine in Ginkgo tree

Anaguma writes on "Shrine in notch of 1300 year old Ichou tree 高山
The biggest gingko tree I've seen. This one on the grounds of Kokubunji in Hida Takayama."

March 10, 2011

Ginkgo espalier

Espaliered Ginkgo in courtyard of the National Bonsai & Penjing Museum at the United States National Arboretum, Washington D.C.
Photo by kflaim on
More photos of Ginkgo as espalier on my website: click here.

March 06, 2011

Video Ginkgo bonsai nursery in China

This video shows a bonsai nursery in China that grows Ginkgo bonsai trees.
You can see stunning examples of Ginkgo trees. Also a demonstration of pruning, grafting and more.

Video can be seen on Youku: click here.

March 04, 2011

Baby lying under Ginkgo leaves

"Stella in a Drift of Gold"
Photo  taken in Seonamsa, South Korea, by cholmondelly
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