I want to replace a large Maple with a new Ginkgo tree. Had wanted to get the Maple trimmed since it has some limbs going over the roof & some dead branches on top but multiple tree services said that the tree is dying. One mentioned Verticillium Wilt. Is the wilt a problem for Ginkgo's?
I'm planning on putting the new tree a bit farther back in the lot so that it's not in the same exact spot and farther from the house. I had read that a maple's root system is kind of shallow and can cause sidewalks/pavement to heave. How does the Ginkgo compare? If it's shallow as well, will it be constrained with the old maple roots around?
Are there any other problems that I should be worried about?