Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Ginko Tree

Here's a leaf from the Ginko tree located at 350 Winter on the Capital Mall. Story goes that it was to be cut down for the improvements at the mall and Mark Hatfield stepped in to save the tree from destruction. It is one of Oregon's Heritage trees. This tree species is one of the only ones left from the time of dinosaurs. It's somewhere in the neighborhood of 150-200 million years old. Can you imagine..a Brontosaurus munching on these leaves. I tasted it and it IS good! I saw the fruit, but it looked too green to try. I will be back.

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