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Carole Dahlem@ 11:04am 08-15-2014

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Heemstede, Netherlands
Enjoyed meeting you and your husband - thank you for the info about Gingko trees.  I am inspired!  Do you have a recommendation for one that I can place in a pot and grown on our second story terrace ( first floor in the NL)  What a wonderful collection of information - a testament to your passion for this special ancient tree.  Thank you for sharing this with the world.
Ellen Fenwick@ 11:44pm 06-30-2014

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State College, PA 16801
What a lovely and informative site. I owned a ginko once at a property that was subsequently sold. It was always a favorite, but I never knew whether it was male or female. Philadelphia, where I went to school has rows of the trees lining part of Broad Street.
Lilly Oettle@ 3:27pm 05-01-2014

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South Africa
Wonderful article. Thank you.
kim r. baller@ 5:43am 04-26-2014

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portland, oregon USA
Got a little carried away last Fall. Collected many gingko seeds from three different trees in Portland. A newer street tree near the freeway planted by the city, a large tree in front of the Buddhist Temple, and from the largest tree I've seen in the city, over 100 years old. Stratified them in sand (thanks for the advice) in the refrigerator over the winter, taking them out for a couple of days 3 or 4 times. I only plant seeds when a root pokes out as sometimes they just sort of swell up but don't really germinate. I have about 100, 4 inch pots planted and will probably have another 75 before they're done germinating. I generally plant them into 1 gallon pots in Fall and give them away at farmers markets the next year. But this year I might give some away in the 4 inch pots as I have so many! Thanks very much for keeping this excellent website going. It's at the top for me.
Dawn Jamison@ 2:19am 04-19-2014

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Bakersfield, CALIFORNIA
I am following your directions using seeds I collected last November.  I've wintered them over and took them out of the fridge today and will finish up with your sprouting instructions.  We have a very warm climate here so I hope I can keep them cool enough to continue to sprout and grow throughout the summer.  Thank you so much for all the wonderful information.  It was very helpful.  This is the first time I've tried to grow Ginkgo trees but have always loved the their beauty.  I've gardened all my life using skills my mom taught me as a child and built my knowledge through self teaching, books and the internet also.  I love planting new things and watching them grow into beautiful plants.  I wish only the best for you and keep up the wonderful research and work!
Robert Harvey@ 11:23pm 04-01-2014

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Virginia Beach, VA
I'm raising seedlings to be used around the yard and also for bonsai trees.  I've had alife-long interest in fossils and what a kick to have one growing in my yard!
ANS DOP-REUDINK@ 10:13am 03-21-2014

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woerden - nederland
Wat goed om het gedicht van Goethe in de oorspronkelijke taal en handschrift te lezen. Veel dank ervoor.
Klaus Stiebeling@ 1:30pm 03-12-2014

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Wuppertal / Germany
Hi, Cor Kwant,

I am a collector of what I call \"Ginkgonalia\" i.e. all things (antiques, art, daily necessaries.....) and since 2010 I have my collection shown in a small room in a nearby shop of old books. Open for everybody and no entrance fee.

Why don\'t you visit me in Wuppertal and we go there together.

Greetings from Klaus.
terry v. white@ 4:49am 02-23-2014

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duluth, ga. usa
Have been growing ginkos from seeds for the past 3-4 years. Have about 250 at the present. Some are bonsia and others in larger containers. Have about 3500 seeds to try and germinate this spring. It will be a large task but hoping for at least a 70% germination. Would like to send photos of my project but having problems. Really enjoy this site. thanks
Pete Wells@ 10:55am 01-23-2014

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UK
great website, just acquired some Ginkgo seeds, so will be following your instructions. usually grow oaks so it will be interesting to compare growing systems.
Pete
Jan den Otter@ 10:21pm 12-26-2013

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NL- Breda
Had a nice first Christmas day. We went by bike (esier parking) to the Chassé theatre for Mrs.Ellen ten Damme in CIRQUE STILETTO. On our way we passed 5 Ginkgo trees which I thought they were all males. But saw fruits on one tree. So four males and a feemale.
After the show we went home and in the evening I went back with a small bucket to 'harvest' Ginkgo seeds.
Result, 3.050 Kg raw fruit which gave me 384 seeds, so 126 seeds per Kg raw fruit.
They are clean and ready to go in the fridge for an artificial winter.

A better Christmas present was impossible.

Greetings,
Jan den Otter.
Brian Campbell@ 4:59am 12-20-2013

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Washington DC usa
i have a ginkgo hedge! do you want photos?
Karen Baiocchi@ 3:48pm 11-18-2013

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Wadsworth, Illinois/USA
I am so happy to have found your website. I have a recently became interested in Ginko trees after my neighbor purchased one from a nursery and planted it in her yard. Then, come to find out there are some Ginko trees at the golf club we are members of (Glen Flora Country Club, Waukegan, Illinois). My husband and his friend were kind enough to gather 10 seeds for me. I plan on planting most of them on our property and planting a few as Bonsai Trees. I just finished my first session on the art of Bonsai at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. I am looking forward to watching my seed grow.  Thank you again
Keith Lehman@ 8:58am 11-16-2013

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Vancouver,BC
Greetings from Vancouver, Canada.  I am a potter and have been working with ginkgo leaves as a resist in my smoke fired work.  I have had some lovely and interesting results.  Thanks for all your info here and on your website.
Cheers,
Keith
ans reudink@ 3:41pm 11-09-2013

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woerden
Wat een beeldig japans filmpje.

Trouwens, moedig om deze site zo lang en zo goed in de lucht te houden.

De helft van mijn 94 ben ik fan van de gingko..

Vr. groeten, ans d.r.

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