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From Green to Gold: The Fall Transformation of Ginkgoes

Wednesday, November 11 2020

Register for this free online talk at https://alumni.virginia.edu/learn/program/from-green-to-gold-the-fall-tr...
Ginkgo trees appear in the fossil record during the Permian, 270 million years ago—about 30 million years before dinosaurs arose, and long before the appearance of flowering plants. The ginkgo trees were thought to be extinct, but Western scientists rediscovered living ginkgoes growing in central China. Since then, people have spread ginkgoes around the world. The tree has great cultural significance, and parts of it are used in medicine and cooking. The State Arboretum of Virginia at Blandy Experimental Farm is home to the largest public grove of ginkgo trees outside of China. In late October or early November, the leaves undergo a spectacular and sudden transformation from green to gold, producing a beautiful display of fall foliage that lasts for about one week

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Online Talk

Contact the event organizer, Joe Simard (jts5d@virginia.edu)