Update tree-sitter Ginkgo in Ashland, Oregon

CorK kwantenzap at xs4all.nl
Tue Dec 5 06:55:04 EST 2000

On Tue, 05 Dec 2000 10:45:06 GMT, Ashcrow Larkspurr
<Ashcrow at worldnet.att.net> wrote:

>I'm backin' Una here.  I live in Southern California and am very active
>in the horticulture comunity here.  Ginko Biloba is in the top 20
>ornamental landscaping tree used in universities and other large-scale
>metropolitan areas.

I am talking about the rarity of the female Ginkgo in particular.
>I've also been to Beijing, Hong Kong, Taipei, and parts of Japan and
>have tasted Ginko nuts firsthand.  Good.. very pungent, not unlike
>garlic cloves.

Not many countries  seen worldwide. In China 100-year old Ginkgos are
protected and may not be cut down for anything. A good example...

>Lastly, I take Ginko Biloba extract to improve my studies at the
>university I attend.
>First hand, eye-witness account.  Does that float yer cork?

It's not Christmas yet.
>CorK wrote:
>> On 4 Dec 2000 21:54:08 GMT, una at mercury.cis.yale.edu (Una Smith)
>> wrote:
>> >Ginkgo biloba is in no danger of extinction;  the fruits are an
>> >important COMMERCIAL nut WIDELY used in Chinese cooking, the leaves
>> >are used WORLDWIDE in MANY POPULAR MEDICINES, and BOTH sexes are
>> >common as street trees.
>> >
>> I think you don't want to admit this is not true. Why? I wonder....
>> >
>> >kwantenzap at xs4all.nl (CorK) writes:
>> >
>> >>Where did you observe street trees?
>> >
>> >Female specimens of Ginkgo biloba with which I am well acquainted,
>> >having stepped on their smelly rotting fruits:
>> >
>> >New Haven, CT:  Sachem Street;  also along Chapel Street (downtown)
>> >Cambridge, MA:  Harvard, outside the Museum of Comparative Zoology
>> >Manhattan, NY:  Upper West Side, along Broadway
>> >
>> >In New Haven, there is also a solitary specimen in Wooster Park.  I
>> >don't know its sex:  it has produced no fruits that I have seen, but
>> >that doesn't mean it is male.  Apart from this specimen, all Ginkgo
>> >trees I know of are planted in mixed-sex or all-female populations.
>> >
>> >--
>> >       Una Smith               una.smith at yale.edu
>> >
>> >       Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
>> >       Yale University

More information about the Plant-ed mailing list