A Ginkgo tree’s path to restoration: cloning

I had missed this but Sri pointed it out to me. A sacred, 800+ year old Ginkgo tree fell in Japan in March due to a storm. The tree was so revered that 20,000 people from all over Japan came to pay their respects to the fallen tree. To ensure that the tree’s spirit lives on, scientists are going to try and clone the tree, under orders from the local government.

Posted By: Reshma Shetty