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Pilgrimage to a gingko tree

Edward A. Dougherty

Pilgrimage to a gingko tree


by Edward A. Dougherty

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Published by WordTech Editions in Cincinnati, OH .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Statementby Edward Dougherty.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 2008/41959 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination68 p. ;
Number of Pages68
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16884930M
ISBN 109781933456980
LC Control Number2007943656

Common name: Ginkgo, maidenhair tree. Botanic name: Ginkgo biloba. The genus name Ginkgo is derived from the Chinese yin-kuo, meaning ‘silver fruit’. The species name biloba refers to the two-lobed leaves. The common name, maidenhair tree, refers also to the leaves, which resemble those of the maidenhair fern (Adiantum spp.). The Ginkgo Tree, also called the Maidenhair Tree, is one of just a few surviving trees to have inhabited the earth million years ago. It's an unusual and unique tree from China with interesting 5-inch wide, two lobed, somewhat leathery, fan shaped bright green leaves that in fall turn the brightest, brilliant yellow of any tree in existence.

Today ginkgo is beloved for the elegance of its leaves, prized for its edible nuts, and revered for its longevity. This engaging book tells the rich and engaging story of a tree that people saved from extinction—a story that offers hope for other botanical biographies that are still being written. A ginkgo tree’s looks can be deceptive: a young tree may look gangly, tall, and awkward. But come back in a hundred years—and it will be worth the wait—to see a mature, foot-tall majestic tree with a graceful canopy that will cast shade beneath it in a diameter of up to 60 feet.

“Crossing the Red Sea” by Edward Dougherty. Edition 8 | Poem 9 | to buy a copy, please email the press. The Poet. Edward A. Dougherty is the author of 5 chapbooks, the latest of which is Backyard Passages (FootHills Publishing), as well as of the books Pilgrimage to a Gingko Tree (WordTech) and Part Darkness, Part Breath (Plain View Press).After finishing his MFA in Creative Writing in. Ginkgo biloba is a Chinese plant widely used for treating memory loss as well as circulatory problems and tinnitus and dizziness. Ginkgo leaves are processed into an extract or tincture, where the active components -- notably flavinoids -- are transferred to a long-lasting medium such as proof alcohol and used as a daily health supplement.

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Pilgrimage to a gingko tree by Edward A. Dougherty Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pilgrimage to a Gingko Tree Paperback – Janu by Edward A. Dougherty (Author) › Visit Amazon's Edward A. Dougherty Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author.

Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Edward A 5/5(1). Dougherty is the author of three previous collections of poetry, Everyday Objects, Pilgrimage to a Gingko Tree, and Part Darkness, Part Breath as well as six chapbooks of poems, the latest of which is House of Green Water.

Inthe poems published in House of Green Water were presented in Will Wickham’s composition, Where Sacred Waters Divide, a performance of which is available on YouTube. Listen to Tish Perlman’s Out of Bounds when we discussed Pilgrimage to a Ginkgo Tree.

Part Darkness, Part Breath. (, Plain View Press) My other “first” book. This one meditates on the violence in our culture and the antidotes to it. Get a copy from Plain. Subjects range from everyday blessings like the brilliant ginkgo tree in the churchyard to the joys and challenges of Christian living.

Full of wisdom, these devotions provide a window on the life of a vibrant Episcopal parish, moments of grace, and glimpses of the eternal. Publisher: Down East Books.

The ginkgo tree is one of the oldest plant species on the planet and is a desirable landscape tree for Pilgrimage to a gingko tree book reasons: it has a unique leaf shape, tolerates drought and urban locations, and is relatively low maintenance.

But what about pruning. When do you cut back ginkgo, and do you need to at all. These ancient, living-fossil trees can benefit from some pruning when young, but once.

Ginkgo biloba, commonly known as ginkgo or gingko (both pronounced / ˈ ɡ ɪ ŋ k oʊ /), also known as the maidenhair tree, is the only living species in the division Ginkgophyta, all others being is a very old species, with some fossils dating back million years.

Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated, and was cultivated early in human history. This book dedicated to the living-ancient tree ginkgo gives everything I could ask for from a nonfiction book.

Sir Peter Crane delivers a charming and loving look into the finer points of the ginkgo tree, informative as well as accessible (even to a not-so-botanically-inclined reader as myself)/5(14).

The Gingko has long been appreciated for its well-behaved root system. This is a great tree for use around walkways and patios, because the roots stays deep and are not prone to lift pavement.

This is why the tree has become a very popular street tree. Once established, the Gingko requires little maintenance or pruning.

Typically it has a. The Ginkgo tree is a living fossil, with the earliest leaf fossils dating from million years ago. It was rediscovered in in China and was brought to this country in the late s. The seeds and leaves have been (and are still today) used in medicine throughout the world.

Still, ginkgo tree diseases do exist. Read on for information about the diseases of ginkgo with tips for managing sick ginkgo trees. Issues with Ginkgo. In general, ginkgo trees resist most pests and diseases. Their resistance to ginkgo tree diseases is one reason they have survived as a species for so long.

The Most Colorful Shade Tree • Insanely bright yellow leaves. • Dense, unique fan-shaped leaves • Very tolerant of pollution and poor soil Sturdy & Versatile The ideal shade tree for modern city living.

Very tolerant of poor growing conditions- including poor soil, air pollution, and infrequent watering. It can even survive a wide temperature range.

Deer generally avoid the Ginkgo. Choosing a Ginkgo Tree. The following varieties of Ginkgo biloba flourish well in containers.

Gingko biloba "Chi-Chi" grows 6 to 9 feet tall with a dense bushiness. Gingko biloba "Saratoga" has a pyramid shaped crown, growing up to 9 to 12 feet tall. Gingko biloba "Mariken" grows only 4 to 5 feet high in a very compact shape. In an interview with Yale EnvironmentCrane explains what makes the ginkgo unique and what makes it smell, how its toughness and resilience has enabled it to thrive, and what the tree’s long history says about human life on earth.

The ginkgo, which co-existed with the dinosaurs, “really puts our own species — let alone our individual existence — into a broader context,” says Crane. Ginkgo Tree, Ginkgo biloba. We can thank a wealthy 18th-century plant collector named William Hamilton for bringing the first ginkgo trees to the United States.

After a tour of grand European gardens in the s, Hamilton had three ginkgo trees shipped across the ocean to Philadelphia, where he planted two on his vast acre estate. Edward A. Dougherty, Professor of English at Corning Community College, was given the State University of New York Chancellor s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activity.

He authored two collections, Pilgrimage to a Gingko Tree, and Part Darkness, Part Breath. His poems have been nominated for the Pushcart prize and published Reviews: 1. Ginkgo is known to many people as an ingredient in herbal medicines and tonics, but the tree is fascinating.

It is a living fossil. Trees like this dominated the northern hemisphere m years ago. Books; Celebrity; Life. Fashion & Beauty to honour the memory of Hiroshima with a special planting and peace pilgrimage.

Saplings of a ginkgo biloba tree. How to Prune a Ginkgo Tree. Properly pruning a ginkgo tree is essential to its health and appearance, and prevents the tree's branches from becoming a safety hazard.

Even though ginkgo trees aren. Herbal medicine's favorite tree, the Gingko, is a living fossil. Newly found specimens that grew more than a hundred million years ago are remarkably similar to present-day plants 1.

"—Edward A. Dougherty, author of Pilgrimage to a Gingko Tree "Through natural, literary, and personal history she creates a deep sense of place and calls forth our responsibility for sustaining it."—Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses.

“The ginkgo tree is symbolic,” said Chris. “A ginkgo can live thousands of years. This tree represents hope and resilience in times of crisis.” Native to China, the ginkgo (also known as maidenhair) is found in fossils dating back million years. The tree is a witness to history and the only survivor in its category of species.Here are engaging and inspiring meditations chosen from cherished weekly devotions by the clergy of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, originally written as e-devotions emailed each Wednesday to the entire congregation.

Subjects range from everyday blessings like the brilliant ginkgo tree in the churchyard to the joys and challenges of Christian living.How to Propagate Ginkgo.

Ginkgo biloba, also called the maidenhair tree, is the sole survivor of the ginkgophytes group from the Jurassic period. The female tree produces a vile smelling fruit, so.