• To rake or not to rake?

    Hi there, I keep reading that in the fall it's best to chop up leaves and spread them as a mulch over your garden bead. However I have a horrible aphid problem so I have always raked up and ...

  • Wrapping Alberta spruce for winter

    I have an Alberta spruce (I think it is); almost 30 years old; 5 ft. tall in southern Ontario. It faces south/east. I added compost this summer. Dry conditions. Also gets affected by winter snow and ice. ...

  • Dying and Dried Out Cedar Hedge

    I have a privacy hedge at the back of my Ottawa home. The hedge is about 40 feet wide and is about 12-14 feet high. It backs up against and along an identical hedge owned by my neighbour. It is ...

  • Please Identify tree injury

    In wet fall conditions on the forest loam (shaded) at Salerno Lake near Kinmount Ontario this very tall, possible balsam poplar, was found with a perfectly circular, light beige patch as seen in the attached picture. Thanks ...

  • No Fall Colour on Linden

    We have a very mature Linden which turns yellow in the Fall. Sometimes, in the past, parts have even turned yellow prematurely. But this year there is no yellow; it is just dropping it's leaves which are ...

  • Planting a Forest Pansy redbud to shade my deck

    Hello, I live in central Toronto I am looking for a small tree to shade my deck and patio table. Initially we planted a locust tree but the light leaves will not give us adequate shade from the sun. All ...

  • Pleached tree Toronto

    Hello, I am doing some research and haven't been able to find someone provides either Pleached trees or Pleaching service in Toronto area. Can you please advice someone that provides this service. Thank You.

  • Dead Locust Leaves

    Do dead locust leaves mat down or do they decompose? Can I use them on my gardens over winter?

  • Over Wintering Small Oak Trees in a Container

    WE LIVE NEAR WASAGA BEACH ON AGREAGE WITH A REAR FOREST. WE JUST UNDUG TWO SMALL OAK TREES AND PUT THEM IN TWO LARGE POTS WITH GOOD SOIL AND SOIL FROM THEIR ROOT HOLES. THEY ARE NOW ON MY DECK ...

  • Do I keep the leader on my paperbark maple?

    Hi there -- we've had our paperbark maple for over two years now. I love the leaves and textured bark (when raccoons & squirrels aren't removing it). But the leader has been bare this whole time ...

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