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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    April 20, 2017
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    Ginkgo Trees are generally resistant to disease and pests.
    Weather can effect the barks of the trees and slugs are know to eat the leaves.
    Honey Fungus also can be an issue with Ginkgo Trees.
    Your description does not suggest any of the above known issues.

    Is the issue on the bark or leaves of your tree?
    If the leaves are covered, I would take a sample to your local County Extension Office.
    They may help in identification. Images can also be taken to the office.
    Here is a link to help locate your closest office.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/ginkgo/ginkgo-tree-care.htm
    http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/uf/iped/iped-field-guide-2per-page.pdf

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    July 14, 2017
    A.

    Without an image, it is hard to identify.
    This could be Cedar Apple Rust.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/cedar-apple-rust-control.htm

    You can send us more information and images or you can talk with your County Extension Office.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/extension-search/

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    January 14, 2018
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    Since these trees can well outlive humans, I am likely to say that there is a pH issue in the soil. You can help condition this back by using both dolomitic lime, and iron sulphate. These two should restore your tree to health.

    This article will help you with the care of this tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/ginkgo/ginkgo-tree-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    April 9, 2018
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    The first thing would be to bend the tip of a stem. If it is brittle then go down and scratch the stem until there is a sign of life. If the whole tree is brittle, then it has died. If there is a sign of life, then cut back to that point, and it should recover. This article will give you more information on the care of this tree: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/ginkgo/ginkgo-tree-care.htm

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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    April 24, 2018
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    Generally, you will want to prune at the point that you want it to start branching. This would generally be about 3 to 6 feet tall. So anywhere between here will be fine to cut. Just leave yourself room to work in the tree, as it can get rather bushy the lower that you trim.

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    June 22, 2018
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    Well draining soil is key to success with this tree.
    Amendments for clay soil should include compost.
    These articles will help you.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/ginkgo/ginkgo-tree-care.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/how-to-improve-clay-soil.htm

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  • Answered by
    Downtoearthdigs on
    March 22, 2019
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    These leaves don't usually harm lawns unless it is excessively wet during the cold months. This can cause a fungal infection that will kill off the lawn. To be safe, I would rake them up as they fall. I would also recommend adding wettable sulfur around the area to kill off anything that could be infecting the soil.

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