Wood Atlas - Xylarium


lat. Ginkgo biloba


Ginkgo Tree (Ginkgo biloba) © Cayambe

The ginkgo tree (Ginkgo biloba) is a living fossil native to China. Its natural habitat was only in the Chinese provinces of Chongqing and Guizhou, but it came to be grown throughout East Asia at temples due to its association with the Buddha and also for its edible seeds. Around 1730, the ginkgo came to Europe where it is mainly planted as an ornamental tree in parks and botanical gardens. It is coniferous, can live for much longer than a 1,000 years, and reach heights of up to 120 feet and sometimes more, with a trunk that measures up to 14 feet around.
The wood is relatively soft and lightweight and is therefore excellent for carving. It is also used to make wood paneling.

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