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June 28, 2006

Ginkgo Troll

Can you tell me if Gingko Troll is female or male ???
Topic by Dennis Dodge

June 26, 2006

Ginkgo and headache

I took a 60 milligram tablet of ginkgo biloba for the first time today and I’ve got a headache.I took it in the afternoon with a chocolate bar so I don’t know what’s wrong. Thank you.
Topic by Juan

Leaves / bark problem

Hi, I have a three year old Ginkgo tree. This spring the leaves failed to open fully. It is as if half the leaf opened and the tips stayed curled up. The part of the leaf where it has not yet opened is turning yellow.Any idea what may be going on? Thanks in advance for any help or ideas.
Topic by Kathy NormanRockford, IL

June 25, 2006

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* New topic: Ginkgo biloba protects brain cells.

Ginkgo incorrectly pruned?

We have a 25 +yr. old ginko in our yard that was pruned in March 2006. One or two large limbs were removed, along with smaller limbs overall. Coincidentally (or not), the leaves on the tree did not “bloom” during the last 2 months as all the other ginkos in the neighborhood did. The “fuzzy caterpillar-like buds” just fell off instead of turning into leaves. Could our tree have been pruned incorrectly or too severely? Could it possibly be infected or diseased? Any information you could provide would be helpful. We enjoy this tree and would hate to see it die.
Topic by Diana Pap Rocki

Ginkgo in New Orleans?

I live in New Orleans and lost a 20 year old cherry tree to Hurricane Katrina. I have been searching for a tree to replace the cherry and love the Ginkgo, but am unsure if this beautiful tree would adapt to the climate down here. He ( I'm afraid I would plant a male - we have too many other nasty smells in New Orleans to add to it!) would be in my back garden which receives full sun from about noon on. The tree would be about 8 feet from my house on one side, but be able to branch out on the other three sides. The planting area is surrounded by a brick courtyard - the cherry tree's root system extended under the house, which is raised. The soil does not drain too well, but we can have long periods of drought. The Ginkgo would be our shade tree for the back garden. Would this be a good home for the tree and if so which specimen? P.S. we would like to plant a fairly large one, about 15 feet initially.
Thank you for your help.

Topic by Janine Butcher.

Ginkgo fossils

I have been searching for, what seems like a year now, for a fossilized gingko plant.
I have found two online, but both have already been sold, much to my dissapointment.
If any one knows of any sales, or where I should direct my search, please let me know.
Topic by Isaac Bloom

June 24, 2006

Seedlings available

I have a mature female ginko. The bulk of my property is wooded, so there are creatures willing to come eat most of the fruits, but quite a few of the seeds are starting to sprout. I feel guilty about weeding them out, although I have no use for them. Anyone with ideas?
Topic by LF Velez, Ph.D., Philadephia, PA, USA

Transplanting a Ginkgo

Hi Im Adam and Id like to share my success with transplanting my 25' tall ginko. Last November 2005 after leave fall I dug up the tree with a power washer for the most part completely washing the roots of any soil but always kept them wet. The amount of root was very small considering its perfect woodland soil, perhaps 3 square foot with a few 7 foot runs which were damaged in the process. The day was late and I trailored the tree 5 miles to my house and had no time to plant it so I kept it under a fine mist sprinkler all night. First thing in the morning I planted it in fairly clay ridden soil with a gallon of root food. Then the unlikely heat wave came and the tree quickly put out 5,000 green buds. I thought for sure this was a bad sign as 30 days later NJ winter was in place. The buds sealed the winter was mild and finally mid-spring the tree put out leaves like nothing ever happened and is currently doing perfect. As a guide I think the power washer is perfect for this task if care is taken not to apply the stream to close to the roots. I basically washed away the top soil then parted the mud right along the tree to insert the wand then prodded the wand up and down and around undermining the root ball. I believe if I had to do it again I could get the job done in an hour with zero root damage. I also think a hose attachment would suffice if you used a wet shop vac to remove the mud simultaneously. PS the birds seem to love this tree.
Topic by Adam, NJ


My ginkgo (which was grown from seed) was transplanted twice before it was 3 years old, when it "died" from lack of water by my ex-wife. I dug it up and transplanted it again, and a new sprout came up. After 2 years I moved, transplanting it again. It did well, but has had winter-kill for 3 years. The main stem is dead in spring, and a new shoot comes up to about 1 meter. This winter was particularly mild, with only a week of really cold temperature. Any ideas to keep this from happening again?
I have 3 more seedlings, sprouted from seeds obtained from the big old tree in Blue Springs, Missouri. I'd like to get these big enough to plant at my church, but only if I can prevent winter-kill.
Topic by Denton in Kansas, USA