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February 06, 2016

Big Ginkgo, Miyoshi with 'rappa ichou' leaves



Video of  the Big Ginkgo in Koyodo, Miyoshi-shi, Hiroshima, Japan.
This tree has unique trumpet-like leaves, so-called "rappa ichou" (tubifolia).
Height c. 32 m, girth 7.28 m.

Video by nimo5 on YouTube.

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January 26, 2016

Ginkgo seedlings first year: time-lapse video



Fascinating time-lapse video of Ginkgo seedlings in their first year, from seeds to bare seedlings in winter. 

Video by Lumea Paleo on YouTube.

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January 19, 2016

Manhole covers and Ginkgo, Japan

Just about anywhere in Japan you can find stylized manhole covers. According to the Japan Society of Manhole Covers  there are almost 6000 artistic manhole covers. Below two manholes with Ginkgo leaves.

Ichihara, Chiba

Tokyo

Photos: Blog Tainoshippo and risumiru Flickr.com

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January 12, 2016

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo on Photospecial page: Fallen Ginkgo leaves.
 
* New topic: The Ginkgo Pages Forum/Blog in 2015.

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January 07, 2016

Map of Ginkgo trees and more in New York City


Jill Hubley created an interesting interactive map of the 52 species of street trees - including Ginkgo trees - in New York City.

You can explore the map in two ways: 
by using the tooltips and zoom function to identify particular trees, or by using the filter option to see the distribution of each species. 
You can also use the option of disabling the base map for a starker, more abstract view.

More info on Jill Hubley's blog.

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December 20, 2015

Merry Christmas - Happy 2016



I wish all visitors of my forum-blog, website The Ginkgo Pages , YouTube channel and Twitter 

 Merry Christmas and a Happy and Peaceful 2016 

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Greetings, Cor Kwant

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December 15, 2015

Ginkgo paintings created with a leaf rake!


A 52-year-old sanitation worker gains local fame for creating art with fallen Ginkgo leaves in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
All lovely paintings made by this worker and his leaf rake!


More and larger photos here.

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December 09, 2015

Samurai helmet and mask with Ginkgo crest


Gold lacquered Samurai helmet and half mask featuring a Ginkgo leaf-shaped crest,  Japan 17th – 18th century CE. 


More info about crests on my website: Art-page.

Armor in the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection of Japanese Samurai Armor photographed at the Portland Art Museum.


Photo: Flickr.com 

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December 03, 2015

Big Ginkgo tree in Kobe, Japan (2)

Last year I wrote about the great Ginkgo tree in Kobe, Japan, click here.

The tree is said to be 500 years old, height 36 m, girth 11.2 m. 
Natural monument.
Location: Mizuho, Iiyama-shi, Nagano Prefecture.

Now haruyuki onoue published a new video on YouTube of this tree that is so beautiful...enjoy!



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November 25, 2015

Famous 1,400-year-old Ginkgo, Xi'an, China

1,400-year-old Ginkgo tree on the grounds of the Guanyin Temple in Luohandong village in the city of  Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China.
This tree is thought to be planted for Emperor Li Shimin, founding father of the Tang Dynasty, ruling from 629 to 649.
It has been visited by thousands of tourist to watch its golden leaves.
More photos on People's Daily online and DailyMail and on my Twitter.

This is one of the Ginkgo tweets that went Viral on Twitter this week:

Video:
Beautiful video of this tree: click here.

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November 17, 2015

Ginkgo trees, Jardin des Plantes in Paris

Jardin des Plantes in Paris has several Ginkgo trees (Arbre aux quarante écus) planted in the 19th century. On my website I mention these trees with photos/video.

Here are three recent videos of the Ginkgo trees in this garden in fall:







Videos by Serge Lange on YouTube.

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November 12, 2015

My website and blog archived by Nat.Library of the Netherlands Web Archive

The Internet Archive Wayback Machine has archived my website since I started it in 1999. 


Now a recent project (2011) in the Netherlands by The National Library of the Netherlands Web Archive - Webarchief van Nederland Koninklijke Bibliotheek (KB) - selected and archives my website The Ginkgo Pages and this blog for present and future generations.
The selection of the Web Archive focuses on websites
containing scientific and cultural content.
Another area of interest is innovative websites and popularity.




Website archiving is adopted by UNESCO: Charter on the Preservation of the Digital Heritage (2003).

Comments on this blog will not be archived.

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November 09, 2015

Ancient Ginkgo drops leaves like rain, Ōshika, Japan



Beautiful video of ancient Ginkgo tree dropping its leaves all at once, like rain...
Location: Ōshika near Fukutoku Temple, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. 

More info and videos on my website.

Video on YouTube by kaeru umigaeru.

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November 08, 2015

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New topic: My website and blog are archived in the National Library of the Netherlands Web Archive (Webarchief van Nederland Koninklijke Bibliotheek) for present and future generations. 

* New photo on Photospecial page: potted Ginkgo in fall colours.

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October 28, 2015

Seoul has solutions to control Ginkgo seeds problem


Seeds of female Ginkgo trees tend to "smell" when fallen on the ground, not while they are still on the tree. This can be a problem in crowded places.
Seoul (South Korea) has interesting solutions for this problem: 

1. a large team of 446 people collects them, then the seeds are used in cooking, medicine.
The metropolitan government is also planning to hand them out or donate them to senior citizens at community halls and welfare centers in Seoul.

2. transplant female trees and replace them with male Ginkgo trees in crowded places like bus stops and crosswalks.

The Ginkgo is the symbol tree of Seoul.

Article in the Korea JoongAng Daily of October 12, 2015.

Read my website about the seeds: Propagation-page and FAQ.  

BBC article here. 

Photo The Korea Times 

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