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

On 4 Dec 2000 21:39:40 GMT, una at (Una Smith)

>kwantenzap at (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 (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


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
>	Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
>	Yale University

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