• Siberian elm – where to buy

    We have a very old hedge (might be 50 years?) and it looks like it might be Siberian elm.  This morning someone driving carelessly lost control of their car in the snow and hit it, breaking off five large trunk-sections ...

  • Sweetbox

    Can anyone tell me if the Sarococca Confusa is a good plant to grow in Toronto? I need a plant that grows in a flowere bed up against the front side of my house that virtually gets little to no ...

  • Lemon tree care

    I have a lemon tree that I've started from seed. It's just about to turn 5 yrs old and I'm looking for ways speed or encourage flowering and fruiting. Any advice on fertilizers, pruning or any other tips that will help ...

  • Mulch placed around trees

    I see increasing evidence of volcano type mounds of mulch being placed around tree of all sizes and ages. I would appreciate having your opinion on the subject.

  • Hornbeam hedging

    Hi there: I've read all your posts pertaining to hornbeam hedging, but none quite seem to address our questions about spacing if you are planting young trees that are about 6 or 7 feet tall already. The link here suggests planting ...

  • Crack in Maple Tree

    Very tall tree at cottage. N. of Belleville on Crowe Lake. Effected side faces n.w. Pic. attached. Top of tree looks healthy. Tree a fair distance from the lake ...

  • Acer davidii

    I am researching this tree and I am wondering if you know how long it will live, e.g. its lifespan. I am particularly wondering this for our zone, Toronto - 5b.  

  • Heritage Citrus

    I found seeds in the orange given to me by one of the fathers at the Santa Barbara Mission, in California.  These organic orange trees are direct descendants of the original mission trees, and have never been altered genetically.  I ...

  • Can I cut back my Pfitzer Juniper?

    My Pfitzer juniper is about 30 yrs old. It is very large and lives by my back fence. The front is healthy but the back part by the fence has died. I would like to know if I can cut ...

  • Small Emerald Cedars and Newly Planted Boxwoods

    We planted 3 emeralds this summer that we bought on sale in 1 gallon pots. Do we need to water them until the ground freezes and burlap them or would they be ok over the winter since they are very ...

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