Update tree-sitter Ginkgo in Ashland, Oregon

Lee Hadden hadden at wingate.edu
Mon Dec 4 17:44:20 EST 2000


Now that this topic and "dialogue" have risen to the time consumption [and
possibly interest] level of the Florida event  : ), can we get on to
something different and possible intriguing or helpful?  This almost borders
on spam!  [My tongue is halfway in my mouth, but of course you can't see
that.]

Despite the fact that my dissertation research was with Ginkgo and I have a
strange fondness and affinity for it, especially its seeds which NO ONE
understands, Ginkgoes aren't really in much danger in the areas in which
I've seen them.  At least not until they're 25 years old or so and the
female trees set seed when some people want to get rid of them.   The seeds
germinate readily [I have several seedlings in the greenhouse and am getting
ready to plant more from the seeds our young campus tree provided] and so
few things bother the trees, other than people, that with the current
specimens there is probably little danger to their continued existence.
However, I do respect and revere age [more so with each passing year!] and
landmark specimens ought to get some special consideration.  Gone is gone
forever, even if the species is not in particular danger.  And it takes a
long time for nature to "replace" it.

Lee Hadden
Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
Wingate University
Wingate, NC   28174

hadden at wingate.edu
704.233.8238


CorK wrote:

> On 4 Dec 2000 13:17:03 GMT, una at mars.its.yale.edu (Una Smith) wrote:
>
> Where did you observe street trees?
> Please be more precise.
>
> >kwantenzap at xs4all.nl (CorK) writes:
> >
> >>Although the male Ginkgo is cultivated as for instance street tree the
> >>female Ginkgo is much less cultivated and therefore rare
> >
> >This does not correspond with my observation of Ginkgo street trees.
> >I would not call female Ginkgo trees rare.
> >
> >--
> >       Una Smith               una.smith at yale.edu
> >
> >       Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
> >       Yale University


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