Monday, March 7, 2016

Gingko bilboa Trees Leave a Legacy

In class within the last couple of weeks we talked about different types of gymnosperms and angiosperms. One of the gymnosperms that we talked about was the  Ginkgo biloba. I thought it was amazing that some of the Gingko biloba trees in Hiroshima Japan survived the atomic bombing during World War II. There are six trees that famously survived the bombing. Although they were severely damaged by the event, later they began to bud again and became a symbol of hope in Japan. This is somewhat of a biologic “miracle.” Today, descendants from these trees are being planted in other locations to symbolize overcoming that event in history. This BBC article briefly discusses the planting of descendants from these Gingko trees in Manchester England which is pretty cool! 

-Veronica Russell

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