ginkgo tree

Asked August 13, 2020, 4:13 PM EDT

I have a ten year old ginkgo tree that appears in good health; tall and straight with many healthy leaves. It is in full sun and is not crowded by other plants/trees. There are growths on the bark that look like lichens. I am in need of guidance on this one! Thanks Al

Morgan County West Virginia

2 Responses

Lichens are not harmful to the tree. They are not parasites. Here's some info on lichens: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/plpath-gen-12

Hope this helps.

Beth,

Thank you for the response. I had not seen this previously and being a young, healthy tree, it did catch my eye.
Have a wondrous week.
Al