Ask a Consulting Arborist Q&A: Tree Health

Q: Gingko hasn't started budding yet, what could be the cause?

Thursday, June 16, 2016  

Q: My ginkgo has not started to bud yet here in Northern Indiana on May 13. Last fall, the tree lost all its leaves very early. The tree must be several decades old. I did cut off a lower limb last September. Have I permanently damaged this beautiful tree?

A: Your passion for the ginkgo is shared by many. Good news is, cutting off one low limb would not have caused total tree failure! The early loss of all its leaves is of concern, but a diagnosis is impossible with just this information. Contact an ASCA Consulting Arborist in your area for a site visit and inspection.

Responder: Jeff Ling, RCA #337, Fort Wayne, IN