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May 30, 2020 8:32 AM CST

Two years ago I planted a Ginkgo tree and last year it really took off. However this year it is barely leafing out and there is a knot about six inches up (the tree is only about a foot tall) and the only leafs are beneath of it. Why is it doing this and what can I do to return the leaves to the top part.
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May 31, 2020 1:52 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Post a photo so I can see what you are talking about.
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May 31, 2020 9:58 AM CST

I hope those help
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May 31, 2020 11:11 AM CST
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Could the lump be a grafting point. It looks to me as if there are buds higher up that will form leaves. Have you scratched the bark to see whether the top part is still alive. (My question mark key won't work.)
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Jun 1, 2020 12:10 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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Your tree is planted too deep in the ground. You could fix it by removing the top inch or two of soil to expose the root flairs.
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Jun 1, 2020 7:10 AM CST

I did that, and there's very little green under the bark and as far as I can feel it seems to be mostly dry
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