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Ginkgo Biloba & Biodiversity Projects


Ginkgo Biloba - The Great Miracle

Ginkgo biloba is a unique tree without any living botanical relatives. It has been classified in a separate division Ginkgophyta, which contains the class of Ginkgoopsida, order of Ginkgoales, family of Ginkgoaceae, genus Ginkgo, and to this day it is the only living species belonging to this division. Ginkgo biloba is one of the most well-known examples of "a living fossil."

The Ginkgo biloba species has been included in the Red List of Threatened Species of the IUCN (The International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). Although Ginkgo trees are commonly planted and cultivated, the species is endangered and at risk of losing its biodiversity, because of people’s preference for male trees propagated mainly by cuttings.

Ginkgo has 7 symbolic qualities: Invincibility, Hope, Long life, Fertility, Sympathy, Friendship, Adaptability

Biodiversity projects

Vasil’s legacy includes thousands of trees from these three endangered species - Ginkgo Biloba, Metasequoia glyptostroboides and Sequoia sempervirens - that receive continued care. His vision, which is continued by his family/estate, included a publicly accessible Ginkgo forest in Bulgaria. The newly established VASIL staking pool serves the continuation of this vision by Vasil’s family, with a mission to provide the best service to its delegators and to contribute to preserving/enriching biodiversity of the unique endangered species Ginkgo Biloba. Read more