The favorite ginkgo of Macayla and Morgan in October 2016

Name(s)

> Macayla and Morgan

Tree species 

> Ginkgo

Location

 > University of Kentucky main campus

Narrative

Macayla: The Ginkgo tree is a living fossil. I am fascinated by its history. My favorite thing about this tree is that the species survived Hiroshima. While all other life died in the blasts, the Ginkgo tree was charred but remained standing. I like to believe that I am as tough as this tree. A lot of explosive and destructive events have occurred in my life that would render most people emotionally and mentally incapacitated. Although my scars linger, I am not only alive, but thriving. Morgan: Last year, I did an environmental project with a team to teach kids in local elementary schools about trees. We taught them about this type of tree and they used the leaves to make leaf animals.

Rainwater interception (gallons)

= 7829

Energy conservation (kWh)

= 171

CO2 reduction (pounds)

= 374

Overall annual benefits ($)

= 72

 

Photography

  1. The favorite ginkgo of Macayla and Morgan in October 2016