Nebraska Forest Service

 

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Date of this Version

2005

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Issued by Nebraska Forest Service. Copyright 2005 University of Nebraska.

Abstract

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) has long been a favorite for city planting and it has found a home as a specimen tree in the landscape. It is undoubtedly one of the most distinct of all deciduous trees. The bright green fan shaped leaves are unique among all trees and turn a golden yellow in the fall. Ginkgo has been dated back over 150 million years and at one time was native to North America. Leaf prints can be found in fossils and thus the tree is sometimes called a “living fossil”.

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