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Questions About Ginkgo Tree

Asked by
pill1616 on
August 12, 2011

Q. young ginkgo tree has brown leaves

My young ginkgo tree has brown leaves. I water daily. Has been very hot in Zone 6 for several weeks at temps. over 100 daily. Leaves are brown, not falling. Is it dying, stressed, etc. ?

Answered by
Heather on
August 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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If it is in a container, in that kind of heat it needs to be watered twice a day. The soil dries out too quickly otherwise.

If it is in the ground, I would check the roots for damage to see if there is something preventing it from taking up enough water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 24, 2015

Q. cutting roots of a ginkgo tree

I have a huge 60 year old ginkgo tree in my yard. I want to redo the concrete path that runs alongside it and the paver feels we may need to cut some roots. This concerns me. Will the tree be harmed in any way if they cut some non-essential roots? How can you tell which roots are non-essential? The paver guy tells me the tree will be fine, but he is a paver guy not a tree guy. I don’t want to make the wrong decision. Thanks.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 26, 2015
Certified Expert
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I would call a professional in to look at this situation.

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Asked by
Adrian on
August 21, 2016
Coastal Hampshire

Q. A 12′ Ginkgo tree

Three years ago we moved a Ginkgo tree. The first year it leafed, but it has not leafed since. The branches are all still flexible and the sap is still under the bark, showing a nice green. My wife wants it removed but I say it’s still alive.

Any ideas would be very helpful.
Thanks Adrian

Answered by
Alisma on
August 22, 2016
Certified Expert
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This could be stress. Perhaps the weather has been unusual, causing the ginkgo to remain dormant for a while. Since it still seems to be alive, I would give this tree another season to see if it recovers.

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Asked by
Astarty on
October 18, 2016
Spring tx 77373

Q. What’s wrong with my ginkgo?

I have 2 Ginkgo biloba trees, planted about 2 years now. They are about 30 inches tall. They have had slow growth. My question is, the tips of all the leaves are brown on both plants, well about half of the leaf itself are brown the rest green. What can I do to get the leaves green and promote growth?

Asked by
pamlikestobike on
November 27, 2016
Charlotte NC 28205 Zone 7

Q. Newly planted ginkgo tree

I’ve read to be careful to not overwater ginkgo trees. We planted one about a month ago. We are in a drought and have not had any rain. I have watered it a few times but do not want to overwater it and kill it. How much is enough but not too much? Are there signs I can look for to tell me if I’m giving it enough water?

Answered by
Alisma on
November 27, 2016
Certified Expert
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This will answer your question:
http://garden.org/nga/searchqa/answer/41154/

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 5, 2016

Q. Ginkgo tree

We have a very old beautiful Ginkgo tree on our property. However, because it is female, we deal with the horrible smell of the berries every fall/early winter. My husband would like to cut it down. Do you know of a place where we could donate this gorgeous tree? We have tried several local nurseries and all advise that we just cut it down and forget about it. I would rather not do that. Do you have any suggestions? Thank you for your help.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 6, 2016
Certified Expert
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You can use inhibitors that will sterilize a tree, preventing fruiting.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/fruit-tree-sterilization.htm

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Asked by
skindoc on
March 10, 2017
80602

Q. growing ginkgo trees

I live in a northern suburb of Denver. I would like to grow some ginkgo trees. I bought saplings and placed them in well-draining soil. They all died. Is anyone familiar with their growth and what I may have done wrong?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 10, 2017
Certified Expert
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Gingko trees do need a full to part sun locations with a rich loamy soil.

Watering is key to the start of a new planting and Gingko Tree's need regular irrigation until they mature.

This article will help refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/ginkgo/ginkgo-tree-care.htm

Remember that a reputable garden center or nursery will generally guarantee a new tree or shrub for the first year.

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