This ancient tree reveals its amazing beauty as it sheds its leaves... Autumn truly is the most beautiful season...
Sometimes we forget how beautiful nature can be. Something as simple as a tree shedding its leaves in Autumn can be a wonder that is often overlooked by passers by. Many of us are too busy in our lives and our obsession with material possessions to wake up and open our eyes to the magic that is occurring all around us, every day.
At 1,400 years of age, this tree has witnessed the rise and fall of entire Chinese dynasties. It was planted way back in the time of the Tang Dynasty, in honor of Emperor Li Shimin, who was the founder of the Tang Dynasty.
Even though it may seem like overkill to travel to China just to see a tree, thousands of people do it each year, and every single one says the same thing: It was totally worth it. Ginko trees are totally worth growing too, not just for their beauty. You see, the Ginko leaves have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.