Male gingkos

Pam grdngal48 at
Tue Dec 5 11:20:52 EST 2000

Mark or Travis wrote:

> "Pam" <grdngal48 at> wrote in message
> news:3A2C1072.F7E7BA33 at
> > Gingko bilobas are encouraged to be planted as street trees by the
> City
> > of Seattle. however the cultivars specified are male only. 'Autumn
> Gold'
> > and 'Princeton Sentry'  - both male - are the most commonly offered
> > cultivars in this area.
> >
> > Pam - gardengal
> > PNW zone 8
> Pam
> Do you know off-hand where in Seattle Gingko's are planted as street
> trees?
> Travis in Shoreline Washington

Offhand, I can recall three 'Autumn Gold's planted along 3rd Ave NW, and
a couple more I am aware of in West Seattle, but I'm quite sure there are
other scattered throughout the city. The City of Seattle has a listing of
approved trees deemed suitable for planting along residential streets,
typically in the planting strips between the sidewalks and the street,
but also in other locations which would also impact city services, most
frequently under utility wires. The approved street trees are typically
those which produce no offensive litter or fruit, do not have roots which
would create interference with sewer and water systems or cause upheaval
of sidewalks and have mature heights and girths which would be neither a
visual obstacle nor cause problems with powerlines. The height
requirement is less of an issue - the city will hasten to 'prune' on your
behalf anything they feel is threatening.

While the city itself sometimes plants trees in these types of location,
most are planted by homeowners in what is essentially city-owned property
- the planting strips. A permitting process and approval of selection is
required. For more detailed information, contact the City of Seattle

Pam - gardengal
PNW zone 8

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