NEWS: Tree-sitter tries to save GINKGO in Oregon

Tom McWIlliams mcwillia at msu.edu
Sat Nov 18 04:50:20 EST 2000


> Living ginkgo trees in North America are cultivated. 

As opposed to the 6 remaining specimens preserved in that Chinese garden
100 years ago?

-Tm

> Ginkgo is common
> as a street tree.  So making a big protest about cutting one down just
> because its conservation status is "threatened" is probably not smart,
> if your intention is to protect the species.  Make ginkgo difficult to
> cut down, and you'll give city planners a compelling reason to plant
> some other species instead of ginkgo.
> 
> --
>         Una Smith               una.smith at yale.edu
> 
>         Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
>         Yale University

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