The Gingko:  A Living Fossil

Martin Nicholson, Curator, Hoyt Arboretum
June 4, 2016      9:30 – 11:00 am

Continue on the Journey to the East to learn about the Gingko Biloba, a hardy plant with fan-shaped leaves significant to Chinese culture, and commonly found in Asian art and medicine.

Please join First Saturday PDX & Partners for a private, late spring nature walk at the Hoyt Arboretum with Curator Martin Nicholson as we conclude this season’s First Saturday programs.  One of the gems of Portland, Hoyt is a “living museum,” home to over 200 plant families and more than 6,000 tree specimens—2,068 total species, 63 of which are listed as globally vulnerable or endangered.

This excursion focuses on the Gingko, symbolizing longevity and vitality, and a living fossil of at least 270 million years old.  You will also observe many other tree species such as the ancient Bristlecone Pine, the noble white Pine, and the scary Monkey Puzzle tree.  Learn why the Arboretum extols that “every tree has a story to tell.”

As this presentation will be at Hoyt Arboretum, we will convene at the Picnic Pavilion, directly across Fairview Boulevard from the Visitor Center at 9:30 am.  Parking is available in the adjoining parking lot and on Fairview.  <<Please  click here for directions to the Arboretum.>>

Hoyt Arboretum,
4000 SW Fairview Blvd
Portland, OR 97221

This is an instructive program developed in collaboration with PSU’s Institute for Asian Studies, and is free and open to the public.​

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