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Lostintheozone again
Gingko tree question

I have a Gingko tree that was planted from nursery stock around summer of 2004. The tree has divided naturally into two vertical branches about 6 feet off the ground. the tree is about 20 feet tall. Question, should I remove the smaller of the two vertical branches to allow the remaining one to be the predominant vertical "trunk"? I would like to do it yet this fall as it is pretty darn mild here yet..

A. Spruce
Re: Gingko tree question

Your best bet would be to consult with a local arborist.

ed21
Re: Gingko tree question

I agree that consulting a local arborist is a good idea. At a twenty foot height I assume the branches are a decent size and cutting one off is likely to disfigure the tree. The branching may be its natural form. In that case why fight it. The only thing I know about ginkos is they are supposed to be tolerant of urban conditions and never plant a female of the species as they have a messy, smelly fruit.

Lostintheozone again
Re: Gingko tree question

contacted an arborist with the University of Minnesota. Sent some pictures and the arborist said that the secondary should be removed.
Removed it right away since the arborist said that the secondary is the kind that heavy snow could break the limb and strip the bark.
heavy snows predicted here for this winter

A. Spruce
Re: Gingko tree question

Thanks for the update, glad you were able to get the answers you needed. :cool:

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