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Not only has the mighty ginkgo made appearances in poetry, art and literature for millennia.
Compound leaves like Boston fern or pecan work well, as do ginkgoes, Japanese maples and red oaks.
The absentee owners broke a cardinal rule of brownstone Brooklyn: There is a ginkgo tree near the house, and in the fall, ginkgos drop fleshy, rotten-scented fruits.
Gollnick, Reichenbach and Rude said their favorite trees include white pine, sugar maple, burr oak, white oak, ginkgo and serviceberry.
Today, the ginkgo stands as an icon of the Anthropocene.
Imagine a landscape where redwood-like metasequoias towered over the hills; slim alder-like trees, ginkgos and vines dwelled at the forest margins; and lush ferns, cycads and horsetails packed the swamps.
These include medications that thin the blood (aspirin; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen; warfarin; and newer oral anti-clotting agents) and dietary supplements such as fish oil, ginger, ginkgo biloba and ginseng.
Cranberry seed and ginkgo buff away dead cells and leave behind a pinch of radiance.
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There is only one living representative of the gymnosperm order Ginkgoales, and that is the tree Ginkgo biloba. Native to China, the ginkgo has existed for some 250 million years and is often termed a living fossil. It has long been planted in Chinese and Japanese temple gardens, and is valued in many parts of the world as an attractive, fungus- and insect-resistant ornamental tree. It tolerates cold weather and can survive the adverse atmospheric conditions of urban areas. The light-colored wood, is soft and weak and has little economic value. The leaves are fan-shaped and leathery. The silvery nut, when roasted, is considered a delicacy. Studies have suggested that ginkgo supplements can enhance memory function in the elderly and delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
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