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May 02, 2016

UNITAR 2nd generation A-bombed Ginkgo (2)

Continued from my post on April 29:

Second generation A-bombed Ginkgo tree presentation at UNITAR Geneva, May 2.
Watch the video of the presentation of the Ginkgo on UNITAR Facebook:



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April 29, 2016

UNITAR 2nd generation A-bombed Ginkgo


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April 27, 2016

Ginkgo grove - Blandy Experimental Farm Virginia

Ginkgo grove of the State Arboretum University of Virginia,
Blandy Experimental Farm.

The Arboretum writes:
"The Ginkgo grove is the result of  a scientific experiment.
Dr. Orland E. White, Blandy Experimental first Director, began collecting ginkgo
seeds in 1929 from a single “mother tree” on the University of Virginia Grounds in Charlottesville. After these seeds germinated, Dr. White’s students planted over 600 ginkgo saplings to determine the sex ratio of this tree. Most plants are both male and female, but like holly, persimmon, and other species, ginkgo is dioecious, meaning a tree is usually male or female, but not both. Dr. White hypothesized the sex ratio would be
1:1. He did not live long enough to find out if he was right, but of the 301 trees that survived to maturity and for which gender could be determined, 157 were female and 144 were male. Statistically speaking, this does not deviate significantly from1:1. "

Video (Blandy Farm starts 8:12)


Video by WVPTPublic TV & Media on YouTube.

Photo and enlargement: Virginia Arboretum on Flickr.com.

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April 21, 2016

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

 * New photo on Photospecial page: My Ginkgo  seedling 1 week old.

* Added microphoto of Ginkgo stem cross section on my Wood-page.

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April 07, 2016

A-bombed Ginkgo tree in Hiroshima


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Source: Sphereshare.net

A-bombed Ginkgo tree in Hiroshima, Japan
This Ginkgo situated near a temple about 1130 m away from the hypocenter appeared to bud after the blast (the temple itself was destroyed). 
The temple-site in Housenbou was smaller after the war and they considered transplanting or cutting down the Ginkgo to rebuild the temple. In 1994 it was decided to leave it there and adjust the temple to it, so now the main building has stairs in front divided into left-and right hand sides, protecting the Ginkgo inside this U-shape. 
Engraved on it "No more Hiroshima" and people's prayers for peace. 
This tree has thus become an international symbol. 
Estimated planting 1850, 15 m. 

 
Location:  3-3 Tera-machi, Naka-ku. Near Nishihongan-ji and Zensho-ji.

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March 27, 2016

Microscope photo: Cross section of stem Ginkgo


Cross section of the stem of Ginkgo biloba,
microscope photo by Anatoly Mikhaltsov. 

This photo is the winner of Microscopy Images from Russia of the European Science Photo Competition 2015.

Huge enlargement here.

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March 15, 2016

Time-lapse video germinating Ginkgo seeds



Wonderful time-lapse video of Ginkgo seeds germinating in a period of one month.
Video by Isataiin on YouTube.


Read more: How to grow a Ginkgo tree from seed on my website
Photo: Cor Kwant

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March 08, 2016

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo on Photospecial page: Sprouting Ginkgo leaves in spring.
 
* Added to Art-page: Text and pictures first Western documentation of Ginkgo in China.

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March 04, 2016

Portugalophis lignites in Ginkgo tree

Portugalophis lignites in Ginkgo tree

Newly discovered fossils of this four-legged snake show it measured about 4 feet (1.2 meters) and was 155 million years old (Jurassic). Its fossils were discovered in coal deposits near Guimarota, Portugal.
It may have eaten small mammals, young dinosaurs, lizards, birds and frogs.

Read more in article in Sci-News and Nature.
 
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old - nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils - and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes, and how and when it happened.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-world-oldest-snake-fossils-clock.html#jCp
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old - nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils - and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes, and how and when it happened.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-world-oldest-snake-fossils-clock.html#jCp
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes have been dated between 140 and 167 million years old - nearly 70 million years older than the previous record of ancient snake fossils - and are changing the way we think about the origins of snakes, and how and when it happened.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-01-world-oldest-snake-fossils-clock.html#jC

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February 21, 2016

Unique Ginkgo illustration from China, 1767

Ginkgo branch wearing seeds (1767): a watercolour of Ginkgo by a Chinese artist working for John Bradby Blake in Canton, China.  Blake was in service of the British East India Trading Company. He sent home detailed botanical illustrations of Chinese plants. 
This is probably the first Western documentation of Ginkgo from its native China.

More on my Art-page.

Picture from "773. Ginkgo biloba - Connections with people and art across a thousand years", Peter R. Crane et al., 2013 Curtis's Botanical Magazine.

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February 16, 2016

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* Added on Nancy-page: photos of Ginkgo leaves on door to The Ecole de Nancy Museum, Nancy Art Nouveau by Jacques Gruber.
 
* New topic: The Ginkgo Tweets: 2500+ followers on Twitter!

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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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