Monday, October 19, 2009

Ginkgo biloba

We planted this tree this past weekend. I know, I know, it is not a native. Why is Habitat Home planting this tree? What about our native oaks and hickories and walnuts? Well, blame it on Blog Day and climate change. My mind was on such things - plants surviving climate change - when I saw a wonderful example of this, a Gingko tree at FS and on sale! The Ginkgo tree is the oldest living seed plant. It has existed unchanged for 150 million years. Individual trees can live thousands of years. So perhaps if nothing else survives the changing climate, this tree will. Of course it first has to survive the deer.

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