Ginkgo in winter

Ginkgo in winter

Observation - Ginkgo in winter. Description: Growing in church graveyard: one of several ornamentals planted there. The bark is not particularly impressive or distinctive, but if you look up through the canopy, the branches are very knobbly-looking, which is due to the fat pyramid-shaped buds.

Growing in church graveyard: one of several ornamentals planted there.

The bark is not particularly impressive or distinctive, but if you look up through the canopy, the branches are very knobbly-looking, which is due to the fat pyramid-shaped buds.

Checking the leaf litter around the tree for corroboration, there were a number of the very unusual-shaped leaves still there.

Not something I would rely on for ID, of course, but it's always nice to find them - and in this case I am familiar with this tree in all seasons.

This might be considered a bit too "ornamental" for iSpot (?) but I thought it was worth adding it, as it's very easy to ID in summer - less so in winter.