Ginkgo Trees

Ginkgos are the earth’s oldest tree species and one of the hardiest species as well and therefore suitable for urban areas. Their leaves turn golden yellow in November and hang quite late in the season, sometimes falling all at once on a single day.

“Gingko trees are the oldest trees on earth and the most deeply spiritual.” – Steven Holl

SHA has incorporated Gingko trees into the design at many of our projects’ sites, including at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Winter Visual Arts Center at Franklin & Marshall College, and at the REACH Expansion for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

photograph 1- 3: Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, courtesy the museum, photography by Gabe Hopkins

photograph 4: Winter Visual Arts Center, Franklin & Marshall, courtesy Paul Warchol

photograph 5: The REACH Expansion, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, courtesy Chris McVoy