TREASURE TREES

#056 Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba)

This Ginkgo was co-state champion, or the largest known specimen in the state, in August 1889 with Treasure tree #054! This particular Ginkgo remained state champion until February 2019.

Statistics (1989)

  • Circumference (In.): 145"
  • Height (Ft.): 78'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 65'
  • Total Points: 239

More Information

  • Nominated By: Martin/McLaurin/Thompson
  • Year Added: 1989
  • Owned By: Jeffrey Koening
  • Current condition: Good
  • Neighborhood: Dilworth
  • Property Type: Private Business
  • Nearest Address: Private Property
  • Ecological Value: The Ginkgo is a prehistoric tree. According to fossil records, it was last seen in North America 7 million years ago. The Ginkgo is a very good street tree, often utilized in Charlotte and even New York City.
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