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Ginkgo: The Tree that Time Forgot, with Sir Peter Crane
Burke Museum

Ginkgo is a botanical oddity that has remained stubbornly unchanged for more than two hundred million years. It is the most widely recognized of all botanical “living fossils.” Today Ginkgo is beloved for the elegance of its leaves, prized for its edible nuts and revered for its longevity. Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS is Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. His talk will explore the evolutionary and cultural history of the species from its mysterious origin through its proliferation, drastic decline, and ultimate resurgence.

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Time: 7:00 PM - 8:20 PM

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