In autumn ginkgo trees (Ginkgo biloba) turn bright yellow and can lose all their leaves in as little as one day.
Yesterday morning I saw these ginkgos “snowing” so I stopped to film them (11 seconds). The scene is so bright that it’s hard to see individual falling leaves … but there are many.
I returned six hours later to see if the trees were bare. Not yet, but close.
Here’s the before and after.
Before: 11 November 2017, 10:30am
After: 11 November 2017, 4:30pm:
If you want to see ginkgos make a carpet of leaves, I know of two places to go: Schenley Drive near Phipps Conservatory and Highland Avenue near the entrance to Highland Park. But watch them soon. They may be bare by the end of the day.
(photos by Kate St. John)