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July 21, 2014

Aerial view on Ginkgo trees, Japan


Aerial view on Ginkgo trees in Japan.
Video on You Tube by 電動マルチコプター(multicopter)空撮(aerial shoot)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwNrTqTi6m8.

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July 14, 2014

Nature printing of Ginkgo biloba, 1859


Natuurzelfdruk - Nature printing of Ginkgo biloba, 1859-1862.

Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Photo by Cor Kwant.

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July 06, 2014

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New supersized Photo of the Month on photospecial page: Raindrops on Ginkgo leaf.

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July 02, 2014

Ginkgo huttonii fossil leaves, Jurassic period


Ginkgo  huttonii  lived c.160 million years ago. These fossil leaves are from the coast of Yorkshire, Middle Jurassic.

Collection  Leiden University, the Netherlands.
Photo by Cor Kwant.

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June 23, 2014

Ginkgo and bee after a rain


Ginkgo biloba 'Tubifolia' in my garden. 
This bee likes drinking rainwater!
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June 14, 2014

The Ginkgo Pages on Twitter

This is my profile on my Twitter account:


The Ginkgo Tweets

@theginkgopages

Tweets about the Ginkgo biloba tree - and trees in general - by Cor Kwant, teacher and creator of the awarded, non-profit website The Ginkgo Pages:
kwanten.home.xs4all.nl 

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June 07, 2014

How to grow a Ginkgo from seed

Ginkgo biloba seed development

Read how to grow a Ginkgo tree from seed on my website: Propagation-page.

More photos and videos  on my website.

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June 05, 2014

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New Photo of the Month on photospecial page: Sprouting Ginkgo seeds.
* Added to my Art-page: woodblock print of 'Miss Ginkgo', Edo period.

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May 31, 2014

Woodblock print with Ginkgo leaves by Ohara Koson

Two pigeons and Ginkgo leaves by Ohara Koson

Woodblock print, c. 1900-1910.

Source: Ukiyo-e.org

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May 24, 2014

How to make a Ginkgo pendant


This video shows you how to make your own Ginkgo pendant: create a layered bronze pendant from a single slab of clay.
Video by CoolToolsVideos on YouTube.

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May 17, 2014

Huge Ginkgo tree in Winston-Salem, N. Carolina

Huge Ginkgo tree in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.
Location: corner of Runnymede Road and Springdale Avenue.
Former estate grounds (now a public park) of  John Wesley Hanes.

Photo courtesy Laurence C. Hatch, thanks!.
Click here to see an enlargement.

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May 10, 2014

Dance of the Ginkgo - Artwork


Dance of the Ginkgo

Joan Webster-Vore's 'Dance of the Ginkgo' is displayed in the CSD Student Development Center of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester, NY. The information below is displayed on a plaque beneath the artwork:

“When considering the space, the environment and RIT/NTID, I thought about dancing with hands. I thought about the sign for friendship (which is one of my favorite signs) and the sign for welcome. I also thought about the ginkgo leaf, which is a beautiful fan-shaped leaf much like the shape of a hand in a welcoming sign. The Ginkgo tree is unique, resilient, ancient, long living and powerful.
The leaves were formed from copper wire and covered in paper. They were then painted in a range of earth/skin tone colors. Some of the leaves are translucent, while others are opaque or iridescent. The appearance is constantly changing, depending on the lighting and movement of the air around them. Based on these variables, some of the leaves will be more visible at different times.”

Enlarged photo on RIT - NTID website.

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May 03, 2014

Ginkgo leaf venation


Beautiful photo made by Stéphane Bausson of a Ginkgo biloba leaf.

The Ginkgo biloba leaf has dichotomous venation: parallel veins repeatedly fork in two: Y.

Enlargement click here.

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April 26, 2014

My Ginkgo seedling is doing well

My Ginkgo seedling is doing well - April 2014.
I collected seeds in the South of France in September 2013.
More seedlings on my Photo Special-page on my website.

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April 25, 2014

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New Photo of the Month on photospecial page: My Ginkgo seedlings.
* New topic: Cretaceous stick insect fossil mimics Ginkgo foliage. 

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