What Is the Ginkgo Tree?


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The ginkgo tree is also known by the name of the maidenhair tree. It is a deciduous, broadleaf tree. Ginkgo trees can reach 50 to 80 feet in height. The leaves of the tree start off green but turn gold in the fall.

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What Is the Ginkgo Tree?
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The ginkgo tree is resistant to urban pollution and disease, so it makes a good choice for planting on city streets. Ginkgo biloba trees have medicinal and culinary uses. For example, the extract from leaves may be used to treat short-term memory loss. The tree is recognized as the oldest living tree on earth and has been used by humans for over 3,000 years.

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