NOT By the Book: Peter Del Tredici

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ginkgo, But Were Afraid to Ask

Dr. Peter Del Tredici

Senior Research Scientist, Arnold Arboretum

Join Dr. Peter Del Tredici of Harvard University for an in-depth look at one of the most ancient and fascinating trees on the planet. Peter has been studying the natural history and evolution of this tree for thirty years and is a world authority on the species. His travels have taken him to remote areas in eastern and southwestern China in search of wild-growing Ginkgos. Peter is an authority on the cultivation of the Ginkgo for ornamental as well as medicinal purposes and works as a consultant for the 1,000-acre Ginkgo plantation in Sumter, South Carolina, that produces leaves used in the production of an extract that people take to improve brain function