Ginko – 0-090

Tree Description:

0-090​ – This is a Ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) and is one of several scattered throughout Oak Ridge. Ginkgo is dioecious and there are male and female trees. Ginkgo trees have brilliant fall color regardless of gender, and they can live more than 1000 years in their native East Asia. This one is a female but there are males in the vicinity so its flowers are pollinated and develop plum-like fruits. While the seeds are edible (if you know how to process them), the fruit pulp is notoriously not, so if you take home some seeds to plant be aware of this trait.

Location: 39.822489 N, 89.662351 W

Map:     Get walking directions here.


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