The Changing Focus on Science
The December 2015 issue of the Arborist News published by the International Society of Arboriculture indicates that publically owned trees in urban landscapes will be replaced with trees that will have lower climate change impact.
Chicago Garden has evaluated 50 trees commonly planted in the Great Lakes region to predict which varieties will thrive until 2050. The study revealed that 40 of the trees were rated as suitable for urban parks and streets.
One of the several species that was rated to be most resilient in a climate change environments is the Ginkgo tree.
This pleases me because I have a Ginkgo that Lyn Lombard gave me. Lyn is also responsible for directing the planting and nurturing of the ginkgo that was planted on New Boston’s Town Common. Both of these specimens are doing very well and according to the above study, they will continue to do so.