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Q.How To Get A Ginkgo Tree To Grow A Branch.

Zone 37321 | Anonymous added on August 12, 2022 | Answered

This site came up as one of the first when I asked the question “How to get a Ginkgo tree to branch”. However, my Ginkgo tree is several feet tall (at least 10 feet), “very” tall with with thin trunk and few branches” (for the first few years it grew in a very shady spot) and has lost two branches on one side because of a storm. I know very little about trees but attended a class that talked about making a cut on a fruit tree to get a new branch. Wonder if anyone can help with a suggestion.

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Answered on August 23, 2022

The best thing to do is make sure you are providing the best cultural needs of the tree. Since you said it used to be in shade, I'm guessing it is now in full to part sun? Are you fertilizing the tree? If not, I've included instructions. Pruning your tree every year will help it develop a nice shape and promote branching. Here is how:





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