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Gingko: The Tree That Time Forgot with Peter Crane
Wednesday | May 14, 2014 | 1:00 pm — 3:00 pm
University of California Botanical Garden | 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, CA 94720
Perhaps the world’s most distinctive tree, ginkgo has remained stubbornly unchanged for more than 200 million years. A living link to the age of dinosaurs, ginkgo is beloved for the elegance of its leaves, prized for its edible nuts, and revered for its longevity. In Ginkgo: The Tree That Time Forgot, published by Yale University Press, renowned botanist Peter Crane explores the history of the ginkgo from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence. Crane also highlights the cultural and social significance of the ginkgo: its medicinal and nutritional uses; its power as a source of artistic and religious inspiration; and its importance as one of the world’s most popular street trees. Afternoon tea and refreshments will be served.
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