A Remarkable ginkgo

Tree Information
Common Name: ginkgo
Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba
Category: Historic tree
Notes: This ginko, and another nearby, was given to Commodore Matthew Perry by the Emperor of Japan around 1853. Commodore Perry gave the saplings to Williams Carter Wichkam, a prominent Virginian and later Confederate general, who had them planted at his home, Hickory Hill, in Hanover County. A ginkgo with the same provenance grows at Sherwood Forest, home of President John Tyler, in Charles City County.
Best time to photograph: late fall; sun would be on tree in morning
Nominator: Nancy Ross Hugo
Location of Tree
County/City: Hanover
Name of tree owner: John Wickham
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