Ginkgo – Champion Outside The High Museum!

Q: We have just discovered the massive ginkgo tree in front of the High Museum. I’ve never seen one so large. Is it any kind of record holder?

A: This terrific tree is the champion ginkgo in Georgia! I love driving past when it drops a carpet of golden leaves in fall. The museum is well aware of its value and employs arborists to keep it healthy. You can find lists of other Georgia and Atlanta champion trees at

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Video of a gingko tree loosing its leaves.