|Ginkgo Tree Planted Summer, 2012. Now 10.18.16|
|Above Ginkgo Tree after planting in 2012.|
This was the smallest of the trees that I grew from seeds that my late father collected qround 1995 in Illinois. I kept it in a flower pot, then planted in poor soil at the place in Vancouver, then when we bought the Battleground place, moved the tree there. That was 2012. It's done nicely, and was given minimal water this summer. It's turning into a handsome tree that my Dad would have been proud of. I miss him.
The parent tree was grown by a neighbor in that small Illinois town. That neighbor was a WWI veteran, a German man who was in a British POW camp for part of the war. He later emigrated to Illinois. I remember his telling me that Gingko biloba trees had a shape like pine trees, and were around in the time of dinosaurs. He grew his tree from a seed as well. That tree was the source of the seeds that my dad collected. It has since been cut down.