The good news? We won't find out for another 20 -30 years whether we have a problem. We most likely planted four male trees. Males do not produce any fruit. Young females do not produce any fruit either. So if you smell something odd around my house, unfortunately, we can't blame the trees.
Other interesting facts about ginkgos:
- 'Frank Lloyd Wright picked it as his favorite tree' 1
- In the fall, the leaves turn bright yellow, then fall off quickly (in a couple days) ...cool, right? 2
- 'Ginkgo is one of the oldest living tree species.'...it is described as a living fossil 3
Our neighbours have a mature female ginkgo in their backyard, they tipped us off about the smell...I also noticed a very young ginkgo planted on our other neighbors front lawn. In fact, now that we have them, I am likely to notice Ginkgos everywhere...So tell me, do you have any Ginkgo's on your lot? In your hood?
I didn't come up with the name of this post, let's give dave some credit too!