Ginkgo is a very unusual tree. Often referred to as a living fossil, ginkgo leaves appear as fossils dating to more than 200 million years old. Some of these fossils have even been found in Nebraska.
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Ginkgo also has very distinctive, fan-shaped leaves, which somewhat resemble the maidenhair fern, and thus the reason it is also known as the maidenhair tree.
The tree has one significant liability: the small, fleshy fruits born on female trees can be downright stinky. Fortunately, most trees sold in nurseries are male clones that won’t produce fruit.