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Tuesdoy, November 30, 1976

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Three

LOSES LEA V E'
Ane.i
By DENNIS SABO
Have you ever walked by1
Michigan Union and found f;
shaped leaves littering the si,
walk, when hours before
ground was barren?
An Asiatic Ginkgo tree (p
nounced GING-CO), a specie
a grup of prehistoric pla
that a fisted more than 300 n
lion years ago, stands in fr
of the Union and is'distinguist
from other trees in seve
ways, according to Bot
Prof. Warren Wagner.
I"IT'S NOT unusual for Gi.
go trees to drop their leaves
one day and the wood shatt

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nt tree near Union o
quite easily," Wagner said "THUE SEEDS themselves (of the tree," Turner said.
the I The tree still has its primitive stink" Wagner said, 'But the Jane LaRue, collection bota- 3fk I
fan- biology. While most trees are Chinese used to eat the edibleI nist at the University's Botani-
ide- bisexual, the Ginkgo tree is of kernel inside of it." cal Gardens, explained that the .t
teseparate sexes, he added, point-: N8 one is quite sure where process of defoliation is asso-
teing out that the Union ginkgo the tree in front of the Union ciated with the abscission layer s
is male. came from. between the leaf's stem and AI.~l%
,ro l "The Ginkgo tree is atal Dick Turner;' architect in the, tree branch.
of extinct in nature. It's a living University's Landscaping Office. "This layer kind of deterior- 1; nL
nits fossil and survives only because said the tree might have been aes with the reduction of chior-
ni-mn has planted its seeds since a gift to the Union but isn't ophyll, the green pigment in c
the tree refuses to reproduice in certain, the plants. Trees produce lessQ
°ont nature. Ginkgo trees are slowly chlorophyll with colder temper-
hedi disappearing," Wagner ex-' "IT WAS probably part of the atires and the change from l,(4
ral planed. Union's original landscapingI longer to shorter days unmask
which was about 1920. The Land- the leaf's colors which the
any, In particular, Wagner addedI/
scaping Office's records go' chlorophyll has been coveringI
Chinse onk saed he reeback to 1924 and have no listing ;during the summer," she said.
from extinction by planting
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