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More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« on: October 22, 2017, 09:16:16 pm »
Hi, I arranged to have some trees removed on my parents' property as a courtesy to my parents who are moving nearby.  Without my permission the tree service took down an 115 year old healthy Gingko Biloba tree to remove a tall dead cherry tree they had identified to remove.  They hauled both the cherry and the Gingko Biloba tree off.  How much were these two woods worth?  Looking for information on both the value of the cherry tree and more information on Gingko Biloba trees. Are they endangered or not any more?  The property still has a female Gingko Biloba tree.  Will it still produce fruit?
I am so saddened this happened.  And I am trying to understand why.
Thanks, Molly

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Re: More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 09:04:01 am »
Fake tree people. Unlicensed tree service is a huge problem in the U.S. they tend to cause many unsafe conditions. Make sure you get a licensed tree service to come check for unsafe conditions on the property.
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Re: More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 11:22:36 am »
You should probably call your county extension office, they can get you in contact with a registered state forester.

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Re: More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2017, 10:23:05 pm »
Molly,
Google the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and find a certified master arborist near you.  They are often expert witnesses in court cases involving wrongful cutting of trees and can often provide a means of assessing value beyond that of just the timber.
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Re: More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 07:39:10 am »
I haven't heard of a gingko biloba tree. Would you happen to have a picture of one? I'm wondering where they grow?

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Re: More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 07:48:41 am »
Native to China.  Introduced to US as as an ornamental tree.  Wood is soft and not really good for lumber. 

http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/factsheet.cfm?ID=122
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Re: More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 12:08:59 am »
It is the oldest living species of tree.
"Revered for its beauty and its longevity, the ginkgo is a living fossil, unchanged for more than 200 million years."
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Re: More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 01:07:46 am »
The Ginko wont be "valuable" from a commercial wood value point of view.

They are a very interesting tree, being an actual "living fossil" that falls into neither the hardwood or softwood group.

The value in this case is the "amenity" value, it was an old mature tree that was an asset on your property. As such it can have a quite high value (it will take 100 years to get a similar one in it's place). Actually setting that value can be problematic, and might involve qualified arborists and property lawyers. 100 years isn't "old" for a Ginko, they can live for up to 1,000 years. So chances are the tree wasn't one that was near the end of it's life.

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I haven't heard of a gingko biloba tree. Would you happen to have a picture of one? I'm wondering where they grow?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginkgo_biloba

They are originally from China, but are now a common ornamental in many parts of the world. I have a small one in my back garden here in NZ. So the "endangered" on Wikipedia refers to the original wild forest in China. The species is now so widespread it's not going away any time soon.

As an aside, there are still 6 Ginko trees growing in Hiroshima that survived the 1945 bomb blast.
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Re: More information on cherry tree wood and Gingko Biloba trees
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2017, 02:53:14 pm »
Years ago a house in my area a sold and the new owner took down a Ginko tree I asked them if the wanted it and they gave it to me. I cut two 16 foot logs plus the top log out of it. I have shelving boards in our home I sawed  16 inches wide. Every time I drive past that house I think what a shame, I also saw a new home owner take down a Japenesse Maple it was around twelve feet high and spread out probably 12 feet it was beautiful ,a local nursery told me they would of paid seven grand for it and would of moved it with a tree spade.
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