Thank you, Eric Larner, Master Gardener and Citizen Forester
Video and Pictures by Starla Willis
I would love to read this book, Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot.
Written by Peter Crane and said to be quite inspiring. If anyone has read it, please leave a comment. Here’s the review:
Perhaps the world’s most distinctive tree, ginkgo has remained stubbornly unchanged for more than two hundred million years. A living link to the age of dinosaurs, it survived the great ice ages as a relic in China, but it earned its reprieve when people first found it useful about a thousand years ago. Today ginkgo is beloved for the elegance of its leaves, prized for its edible nuts, and revered for its longevity. This engaging book tells the rich and engaging story of a tree that people saved from extinction—a story that offers hope for other botanical biographies that are still being written.
And to think, we have a specimen doing it’s best to survive in our garden!
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i am growing a small gingko tree in mesquite and would love to see how you grow yours and pick up any tips i can
Would you like to visit our garden on a Tuesday morning? Or another time?
that would be nice. what time and address? i’m growing my tree in a 5 gallon bucket so far and new growth is about 3 inches since i received it.