Gingko tree roots rotting

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Found a Gingko tree which has been neglected and the roots have partially rotted . I've relocated the entire tree and hope that it recovers .Any special tricks to help this tree out ?
 

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The best you can do is repot. Root prune back to healthy roots and use a well drained mix. Make sure it is not saturated until it recovers. fungicide is probably not needed but if you have any that treats phytopthera or root rots an application probably won't hurt and may even help.
Ginkgo is very resilient. It can tolerate very hard root pruning so don't be frightened to chop as hard as needed at this time of year.
Can also tolerate quite dry conditions despite the name 'maidenhair tree' which conjures up thoughts of ferns and damp.
 

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Forgot to mention the tree was planted by a contractor who kindly place large amount of concrete underneath the small tree before it was planted . We have also got knuckleheads here in New Zealand 🤪
 

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Forgot to mention the tree was planted by a contractor who kindly place large amount of concrete underneath the small tree before it was planted . We have also got knuckleheads here in New Zealand 🤪
That's just progressive thinking! Google search 'tile planting'! Good nebari formation.

Gingko cuttings can live 2 years without roots. So I think you're in the clear.
 

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It's been four years since he planted it . Probably only survived on the water it got ( that's why the roots started rotting )
 

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