Ginkgo

CorK kwantenzap at xs4all.nl
Mon Dec 4 17:47:20 EST 2000


On 4 Dec 2000 21:39:40 GMT, una at mercury.cis.yale.edu (Una Smith)
wrote:

>
>kwantenzap at xs4all.nl (CorK) writes:
>
>>It might well be the first tree on earth, you're not well informed.
>
>It is certainly not the first tree on earth.  CorK, I suggest you go
>*read a paleobotany textbook*;  several good ones have already been
>cited in this thread.

I have.
>
>
>una at mars.its.yale.edu (Una Smith) wrote:
>
>>>Anyway, the sex of cultivated Ginkgo trees in North America is quite
>>>irrelevant because these trees are not part of a breeding population.
>
>>Landscapers plant only male trees,
>
>This is false, as proved by the presence of female trees in numerous


>cities.

But the female tree is much less planted as the male tree, xxx time
>
>>                                   and that's why the species can't
>>survive in the wild - not enough females. 
>
>Nonsense.  The survival of the species in the wild in China does not
>depend on its cultivation as an ornamental.
>

You don't read well.
>-- 
>	Una Smith		una.smith at yale.edu
>
>	Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
>	Yale University






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