This 1,400-Year-Old Ginkgo Tree Drops An Ocean Of Golden Leaves – The Tree Of Heaven

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A 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree in China has recently drawn thousands of people from all over the country.

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Golden leaves have been falling on the ground since mid-November, turning the temple’s ground into a yellow ocean.

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This towering ginkgo tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in the Zhongnan Mountains in China.

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Ginkgo trees are considered both a shade and ornamental tree. Their leaves are fan shaped, and they produce seeds.

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The leaves and seeds are used for medicine.A standardized medicinal extract of Ginkgo biloba leaf originally called EGb 761 has been studied as a possible treatment for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, with mixed results.

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What makes this tree so special? Well, the founder of the Tang Dynasty, Emperor Li Shimin, is said to have planted it with his own hands.

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Ginkgo trees are literally living fossils.Ginkgo trees can live to be about 3,000 years old, and they are now found all over the world.

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