A fast growing large tree, with typical leaves.
This tree can become more then 30 meter high.
Ginkgo Biloba as a street tree
As this tree is winterhardy and is very resistent
against salt and other pollution.
As its has deep roots its also capable to rist dryness
and collisions with cars, its not easy toppled.
This all makes the Ginkgo an ideal streettree.
Ginkgo Biloba is fire resistent
The ginkgo is very fire resistent: 6 gingkgo trees have the
A-bomb blast survived that was dropped by the USA on japan.
All the building inclusive the temple in front of
them were destroyed in this horrible massacre.
But the trees have survived,
as they are both strong and very fire resistent.
The leaves are strangely formed, the have lobes
These leaves have the nickname: "maidenhair".
the nuts of the ginkgo
by removing the skin of the smelly ginkgo nuts
the tastful nut remains and is a favorite
food for Japanese and chinese people.
Ginkgo Biloba wood
The wood is light weighted and very brittle. It
doesn't have many purposes, it is mostly used
Urushiol is derivered from poison ivy, poison sumak, western poison oak,
and the shell of cashew nuts. The urushoil cause redness and tenderness,
itching and burns in severe cases. The not related Ginkgo biloba tree
also causes this dermatitis. Individuals with a history of strong
allergic reactions to poison ivy, mangoes, and other urushiol-producing
plants are far more likely to experience an adverse reaction when consuming
Ginkgo-containing pills, combinations, or extracts.
The leaves of the ginkgo tree turn into
a bright yellow during autumn. This is the
most important reason for its use as a park
Het herfstblad van de ginkgo is helder goudgeel en
de belangrijkste reden om deze boom in parken
There is no evidence that Gingko tea is helpfull in
Alzheimer dementia or Cerebral vasculaire diseases
or has a healthy effect on vasculaire diseases.
Moreover, the research at this subject is out of date.
The taste of Gingko tea is rather unpleasant.
Kleijnen, J and P. Knipschild. 1992. Ginkgo biloba
for cerebral insufficiency. Br. J. Clin. Pharmac. 34:352358.
Trees in the Japanese garden
In a Japanese garden the silhoutte of a tree
and its place in the landscape are the most
These trees are used for landscaping in Japan: