Ginkgo Biloba

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Ginkgo Biloba

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.

3-3 Tera-machi, Naka-ku. Nishihongan-ji, Hiroshima

The leaves of the Ginkgo Biloba

The leaves are strangely formed, the have lobes
These leaves have the nickname: "maidenhair".

Ginkgo nuts

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 as firewood.

Urushoil-induced dermatitis

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.