Tuesday, December 13, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm – Gingko: A Fresh Look at a Living Fossil

Join Peter Del Tredici, Senior Research Scientist at the Arnold Arboretum, for an in-depth look at one of the oldest and most fascinating trees on the planet. Del Tredici has been studying the natural history and evolution of Gingko biloba for a quarter century and is recognized as a world authority on the subject. His recent travels have taken him to remote areas in southwest China to search for wild-growing populations. Del Tredici has investigated nearly all aspects of this unique and ancient relict, from its cultivation for ornamental purposes to its uses in traditional medicine to improve memory.  The free lecture will take place at the Hunnewell Building of the Arnold Arboretum, but registration is requested at www.arboretum.harvard.edu.