My recently acquired Ginkgo went berserk with new leaf growth from established side shoots, reducing nourishment for the central top leaves ( the smallerl ones pictured.)
I cut back much of the new leaf growth leaving the centre spire. There is some deadwood but I am leaving it to see if there is back budding.
It is growing well - lots of new leaves - but it is not approaching a flame shape. Should I worry about that?