Pruning Ginko - Knowledgebase Question

Menomonie, WI
Question by karis1
September 9, 2000
When is the best time to prune my ginkgo biloba tree? We planted it earlier this summer. Thanks.

Answer from NGA
September 9, 2000


Ginkgo trees are slow growing so don't be too quick to prune it back. They look a bit gangly at first, but they become graceful with age. Your tree may need staking to encourage upright growth. Once it becomes established you can expect it to grow about a foot a year. If you find misplaced branches or a damaged branch, you can prune in the spring just as new growth begins. Young growth can be brittle, so prune carefully!

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