Saturday, November 11, 2017

Saturday's parting shot



Ginkgo or Gingko fallout on Seventh Street today via Derek Berg...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ooph. they smell so bad when they rot

Anonymous said...

sorry to be a stickler - but isn't it gingko?

IzF said...

Stinko Ginko

Anonymous said...

Only the female trees has the fruit and yes, when it falls and rots not a pleasant smell. That's why most of the trees planted are male trees

Scuba Diva said...

At 10:28 PM, Anonymous said:

ooph. they smell so bad when they rot

Name me one thing that doesn't smell bad when it rots?

marjorie said...

it's like all the gingko trees in the city just VOMITED simultaneously

Anonymous said...

I walked down that block this morning and it was quite remarkable — all the leaves at once, still green. Never seen that before. A statement from Mother Nature?

Anonymous said...

Did a little research, and it seems that ginkgoes lose all of their leaves at once with the first hard frost. According to a recent article in The Atlantic, most flowering trees form the scar between their leaves and stems at different rates in different parts of the tree over the course of several weeks, making the leaves fall off individually. With ginkgoes, the scar forms across all the stems at once, so they all drop at the same time. And the date when it happens is yet another indicator of ongoing climate change . . .

Anonymous said...

Yes, I noticed that too. The green yawn due to, I believe: a freeze!