If Trees Could Sing

Danimal Pinson & the Ginkgo

Danimal Pinson talks about the ginkgo and the benefits that trees provide.


Ripe Ginkgo Fruit

The green fruit of the ginkgo turns yellow-pink in the fall.

Unripened Ginkgo Fruit

The fruit of the female ginkgo tree emits a strong odor when torn open.

The ginkgo has distinctive fan-shaped leaves.

Danimal Pinson

Dan “Danimal” Pinson is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer based in Chattanooga. A frequent collaborator with other local rock musicians, Dan moves easily between solo performance and group performances with bands such as Danimal Planet, Glowing Bordis, IckyBod CrankinN and others. He sings and plays guitar, bass, loops and more. His style blends rock, folk, electronica and psychedelia. Learn more on his website.

Ginkgo Facts

  • Scientific name: Ginkgo biloba
  • Range: native to China, the ginkgo can now be found across the U.S.
  • Height: up to 50 feet
  • Fruit: oval green, maturing to yellow. Female fruit is foul-smelling.
  • Distinguishing feature: fan-shaped leaves
  • Medicinal use: extract of ginkgo leaves is used as an herbal remedy
  • Fall colors: yellow

You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Ginkgo

Mighty Cool Tree Fact

Did you know... the U.S. Forest Service estimates that in the 1990s and 2000s, trees around the world absorbed about 1/3 of all fossil fuel emissions?

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