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sun pours
no wind, no sound—
yellow gingko


Blankestijn writes:The gingko or as it is called in English, "Maidenhair tree," is prehistoric. They have not changed in their 200 million-year history. They have been called "living fossils." There are male and female trees and the wind has to carry the pollen of the male tree to the female flowers. The ripe seed has a bad smell, but the nuts inside are a delicacy. The typical, fan shaped leaves turn a beautiful yellow in autumn. It is a robust tree, resistant to cold, disease and urban pollution.