• pine needles off, black worms on the porch

    HI: after a week of absence I noticed that my10-year old previously quite healthy pine 'shrub' tree has lost all needles except for this-year's growth (some brown ones still stayed on the branches), and in 2 m from it I ...

  • plants for clay, acidic dry shade

    Hello, I was wondering what I could plant under a 10-20 year old Colorado blue spruce, the soil is heavy clay and because it is a spruce the soil is acidic. we have tried hostas but as they do not like ...

  • Hicks Yew

    I recently had a 6ft. hicks yew planted ( 4/21) by a nursery. It is along a fence and between a mature maple & mature blue spruce. The needles are turning yellow in the center and behind. I tried to ...

  • Taxus baccata (English Yew)

    Where can I purchase English yews in the Toronto area?

  • Mugo Pine help

    Hi, We have a lovely mugo pine in the front yard which this year seems to have quite a bit of dead brown needles. My husband fears the tree is dying. I'm thinking the long winter caused the excess browning. Any tips on ...

  • Trimming a contorted white pine

    I have planted a contorted white pine in a garden rockery as the main accent. However, I don't want this tree to reach its full height of roughly 25'. Can I aggressively prune this specimen to keep it within 10 ...

  • Cedars look dead at bottom

    I have two nice tall cedars but this year at the bottom they are dropping needles and look dead. The upper two thirds look great and healthy

  • Damage on White Fir (Abies concolor)

    Hello, I work at a Garden Centre in Mississauga and received this sample of a White Fir from a customer who has a pair of these Firs on her property. One is fine ...

  • Globe Cedars

    Hi, I live in Toronto. I planted 2 globe cedars in my front yard. I have a Norway maple in this front yard also, about 14 ft away from the cedars. I am wondering if there is a way to control over the ...

  • White Pine Aphid Treatment

    Hi, I have a 10-year-old, 16-foot white pine in my backyard. It has been doing fine for most of its life, but in the last two years has taken large amounts of damage from a heavy infestation of white pine aphids ...