I just listed the Glorious Ginkgo Lariat for sale at ecochicdesigns.etsy.com. **UPDATE: almost as soon as I posted this, a friend contacted me to purchase this, so I've pulled the item from etsy.**
Fascinating Facts About the Ginkgo Biloba
- Ginkgo biloba is known as a "living fossil tree". This tree's genetic line spans the Mesozoic era back to the Triassic period. Closely related species are thought to have existed for over 200 million years.
- There are no native ginkgoes living in the wild. All wild trees were wiped out hundreds of thousands of years ago but human intervention has saved the modern tree.
- Several ginkgoes were the only living survivors of an atomic bomb blast dropped on Hiroshima, Japan.