Update tree-sitter Ginkgo in Ashland, Oregon

Lee Hadden hadden at wingate.edu
Mon Dec 4 17:52:43 EST 2000


Sorry that this got posted twice--I didn't do it knowingly.

Lee Hadden wrote:

> 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
> along 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
>
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