You may walk the streets of New York everyday and not take into the notice the nature it offers you everyday. To continue, part of my reason for writing this blog is to enlighten you on the naturistic features of New York. From day to day we walk past different species of trees, plants, birds and grasses.
My introduction to the ginkgo tree was not first on our classes’ trip to Inwood Park. But it happens to be in front of my aunt house there happens to be a ginkgo tree and it was when my aunt researched the tree to find out why it dropped so much fruit was when I received my first info on ginkgo trees and their purposes.
The form of the ginkgo is large and shady. The ginkgo tree grows to be about 80’ tall and 60’ wide. This tree is highly adaptable to the urban conditions of our city, which may be a reason for the several numbers of the tree. The atmosphere best for this tree is most to partial sun, moist deep, sandy soils but is very adaptable to poor soil, compacted soils, heat, drought, winter salt spray and various soil pHs.
The leaves of the ginkgo trees are unusually fan shape, up to 3” long and flutter in the slightest breeze. The fall colors of the leaves are golden- yellow and green. The ginkgo trees scientific name is ginkgo biloba.The female ginkgo tree produces tan-orange oval fruits from the spur shoots, in great abundance and becoming an extremely mushy mess.