Gingkos are fascinating trees.  One of the older species around.  Very hardy (the one in the picture is well over 100 years old) and interesting shape.  They don’t drop branches (much).  Females, I’ll grant you, have a blossom which isn’t very pleasant, but one can avoid that.

However… they have one slightly annoying characteristic.  At a certain point in the fall, like other deciduous trees, they drop their leaves.  Unlike other deciduous trees, they will drop them all in one day…


And one is well advised to rake them up rather quickly, as they make an almost impenetrable mat for the grass to die under.

So.  That was the morning’s entertainment today.