The Q&A Archives: Gingko frost damage

Question: Last year I planted three male Ginkos. They were a good size, 2

Answer: Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to repair the damage but it should not be fatal to your trees. In many cases the plants will garner enough energy to produce new foliage and shoots, and within a few weeks the frost damage will be concealed by the new growth. In a few cases the frost may have killed back a portion of the stems or branches and these will need to be removed. Allow some time for the plants to leaf out, then trim as needed to make things look better. Once your trees produce a second flush of foliage the leaves will manufacture energy which will be stored in the roots. This stored energy is what your trees will use to produce leaves next spring. Let's hope you don't get a late frost again next spring!

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