Geologic fossil records date ginkgo trees back to the Jurassic period. It is one of the ultimate no maintenance trees, requiring little, if any, pruning during its lifetime. The gingko grows to 100 ft. tall and about 25 ft. wide so it is well-suited to street tree planting and small yards. It has bright yellow fall color, grows in any well-drained soil and needs deep watering once every 7-10 days. Plant in part shade. This low maintenance deciduous tree is not temperature sensitive or disease prone and doesn’t need protection.