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Concern w/ Female Ginkgo (IL)

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From: Anna McGarry
Bethany, IL
Hello, I recently had a certified arborist advise me on my female Gingko tree. She is over 100 yrs old and seems to be struggling. On November 1, 2019 all of her leaves fell instantly without changing color. This spring, only portions have leaves while other areas started to bud and then dropped off brown, & wilted. The arborist found small areas of a blooming/flowering fungus on the trunk and suggested I contact your office to identify in the hope that someone would take interest in saving such a rare tree and offer a solution. Although she requires ALOT of work in late summer due to the stinky fruit, I would be devastated to lose her. I appreciate your response. Thank you, Anna McGarry

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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Hi Anna:

Due to the fact that we get a lot of "sick tree" calls and emails, I'm going to refer you to your local UI Extension office for more assistance. Please ask to speak with a horticulturist or a Master Gardener.

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Best of luck!

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