Living fossil Photos

Ginkgo Leaves
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Ginkgo Leaves

The hound took us for a walk this evening. After much debate we talked her into taking a little different path through our neighborhood. We found a quiet little street that had a nice row of Ginkgo trees. Just as we were passing the last one the sun was peeking through some trees in the distance to create a nice scene.

I did seem to freak one person out who was driving by in a car however, I think she thought I was taking her picture.


Ginkgo
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Ginkgo

I love these trees. I actually got some seeds once from my best friend for Christmas, but I was only able to nurse them along to about 6" tall. Given the right conditions they are supposed to grow to 70 to 80 feet and live for hundreds of years. They have remained virtually unchanged for 150 million years. Maybe next time we'll start with a little older tree. From what I read that would be a better idea anyway because most of the landscape trees you get are male, so they will not produce fruit. (they do this by grafting known male stock onto seedlings.) Apparently the fruit is not something you want to smell laying around on the ground.