Street lined with ginkgos is a glorious sight

This time of year, the ginkgo trees lining Catalpa Road in Lexington’s Ashland Park neighborhood put on a show.

Their fan-shaped leaves turn vibrant gold in the fall, and their hardy disposition makes the trees ideal for urban environments.

Central Kentucky’s foliage has just hit its peak color, according to the prediction map at Smokymountains.com, while Western Kentucky is expected to peak in the coming week.

In Lexington, only male ginkgos are on the list of approved street trees, because aside from gorgeous foliage, the female is known for its stinky seeds.