THE MAIDEN GINKGO
The magic of the ginkgo tree
is truly in its leaves . . .
which resemble yellow fans in autumn,
and now proven to contain an extract
to treat Alzheimer's disease.
The ancient ginkgo is one of earth's oldest trees.
Fossils of this venerable tree have been
traced back to the early Jurassic period,
some 270-million years ago.
Its classic beauty
is perhaps why this long-lived tree
was cultivated by early Chinese civilization.
(Some living ginkgo trees have reached ages
well beyond 1,000-years.)
Leathery ginkgo leaves are blanketing the ground
in yellow now, which means winter is on its way.