Have 30 year old male ginkgo tree. This year leaf shoots appear dead ( brown). May be due to late frost. Will tree have leaves this year. Will it recover.
Livingston County Michigan
You are quite correct that this is freeze damage. Many reports have been coming in especially on Ginkgo and plants that had newly emerging tissue at the time of the freeze. Be patient, the tree will start pushing out new buds and by mid-summer, you should not notice the dead leaves.