• Ailing Yews

    I have a row of clipped cone yews facing north that I planted a couple of years ago when I installed a new garden. They are about a foot or so away from a fence. On the other side of ...

  • Lollipop-Style Mid Size Evergreen for Back yard

    Anything you can suggest for evergreen with lollipop shape of 2 m bare trunk at the bottom and 4 -6 m max mature height in full sun, clay soil, rather dry. Probably one of the pines fits this description, but ...

  • Browning of Transplanted Cedars

    I have just read your reply to the gardener who planted 200 cedars, now turning brown in which you mention overwatering causing root rot and wonder if I have committed the same error. I planted 6 7' cedars in a ...

  • Mugo Pine Tree

    We have a 25 feet mugo pine that is turning brown - this has occurred in the last few days but is progressing rapidly - any suggestions/advice would be much appreciated.

  • Boxwood – New Leafs Light Green to Yellow

    Hi there, I live in Richmond Hill, ON, I had planted many 3 gal boxwood shrubs around the edge of the walk way last fall. triple mix soil was used as the soil bed and i had applied root booster ...

  • Black Gummy Coating on the Stems of my White Weeping Pine

    I have a small white pine that weeps over my pond that is infected with a black gummy substance along its stems. I first noticed it when I saw swarms of flies and ants on the stems that were feeding ...

  • Empress Cedar Tree Overall Pale Colour

    I installed an Empress Cedar into a raised planter last Autumn 2016. It appeared healthy until midsummer this year where it is now definitely a pale unhealthy colour. It was installed with a soaker hose system at the ...

  • Cedar Hedges

    We live east just off the island of Montreal. We have a 10-foot high cedar hedge & wish to reduce the height. Can we cut it by 1 foot? 2 feet? Or more without killing the cedars? When is ...

  • Newly Transplanted Cedar Hedge Browning

    I had 2 rows (~200 trees) of 6-7' Eastern White Cedars planted in my yard ~3 weeks ago. I'm somewhat concerned about the browning that is occurring on the trees. Is this simply transplant shock, or is it possible that ...

  • Squirrel Damage to Evergreens

    Dear Master Gardener Many thanks for your quick reply a few days ago concerning my loss of evergreen branches due to very aggressive squirrels. Yes, the snip is at an angle which confirms your thinking about squirrels doing the damage. I ...

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