Q.Why Are My Ginkgo Tree Leaves Dying?
I have a Ginkgo tree which I planted about 6 years ago. About two years ago I laid gravel on the area around it to save water during a drought period. I still water the tree, but noticed the leaves looking more and more distressed, yellow, brown, and dry. I live in Cape Town, South Africa and it is extremely hot and windy in summer. Could the gravel be the cause, or is there something else wrong with it?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
The gravel could be reflecting more heat onto the tree as it does sound drought stressed. Try removing some of the gravel and replacing it with an organic mulch.