Ginko carpet.

Poplar Carpet

The big poplar ginkgo next to my office, adjacent to the Rotunda, lost all of its leaves overnight earlier this week, leaving a bright, circular, yellow carpet beneath it.

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »

5 replies on “Ginko carpet.”

  1. In Hiroshima, a ginkgo situated near a temple about one kilometer (0.6 mile) away from the blast center was the first tree to bud after the blast without any major deformations (the temple itself was destroyed). The tree continues to survive and a new temple was built around it.

    When your evolutionary roots go straight back to the Permian age, it takes more than an asteroid, or a thermonuclear explosion to take you out. All hail the Ginkgo!

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