Update tree-sitter Ginkgo in Ashland, Oregon

Ashcrow Larkspurr Ashcrow at worldnet.att.net
Tue Dec 5 15:46:42 EST 2000


100 year old ginkos are protected?  What part of China would that be...
considering few if any trees survived the Cultural Revolution.

CorK wrote:

> 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
> >






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