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These trees were planted by Gari and Corinne Melchers in 1923. Fun fact: Ginko bilbaos lose all their leaves in a 48-hour period. Ginko bilbao or Ginko biloba (both spellings are correct) also known as the Maidenhair tree are either male or female. Since only female Ginko trees bear fruit, and both of ours do, they are both females. Interestingly, ginko trees can change their sex, so it is quite possible that at one time we had one male and one female. Prehistoric fossils of the ginko species have been found dating back 270 million years.


  • Ginko bilbao Trees
  • Ginko bilbao Trees, detail
  • Ginko bilbao Trees, detail
  • Ginko bilbao Trees with gate
  • Ginko bilbao Trees