Gingko Tree Dedicated at Dalhousie Agriculture Campus

Living Fossil for Science Atlantic

On October 15th, Dalhousie Agriculture honoured 60 years of Science Atlantic by dedicating a young gingko tree on campus. Although the tree is young, the species is not. Often referred to as ‘living fossils,’ Ginkgo biloba has been around for more than 250 million years- one of the oldest tree species!

The tree is located between College road and the beautiful Rock Garden.

Dal Ag and Science Atlantic

The Dalhousie Faculty of Agriculture has been a member of Science Atlantic for 52 years, since they joined in 1969 as the former Nova Scotia Agricultural College.


Six members of faculty are currently Science Atlantic Members: Dr. David Gray as Institutional representative, Mason MacDonald as environment committee rep and former chemistry rep, Vasantha Rupasinghe as nutrition and foods rep, Gefu-Wang Pruski as biology rep, Stefanie Colombo as our aquaculture and fisheries rep and Ryan Snitynsky as the new Chemistry rep.

Faculty gather around the newly appointed Science Atlantic tree.
(Left to right) Dean of Faculty of Agriculture and Campus Principal Dr. David Gray, Campbell Hart representing the Dalhousie Agriculture Student’s Association, environmental rep Mason MacDonald, biology rep Gefu-Wang Pruski, and Jing Yue representing the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students.

For more information on the event, please visit the Dal Ag blog post.

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Tree Dedication Ceremony at NSCC

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