• lilac under a big tree

    I had a large tree removed this spring. Under it is a lilac bush which is growing, but is spindly and lacking vigour. What should I do?

  • Tree Selection

    I like advice on a native tree for my back yard. I have contacted LEAF about their back yard planting program but I don't know which tree would be best for my small city backyard, which has lots of sun. ...

  • Storm-damaged 40-year-old birch tree

    Heavy snow forced a branch of our wonderfully big birch tree to tear away, double back and create a long split on its supporting branch. The split is about 16 inches away from the main tree trunk. I know ...

  • Fruit Trees,cherry

    We have two apricot trees in our backyard which are not doing well and we are thinking of replacing them with cherry trees.  Can the cherry trees be planted in the same spot?  What is the best time to plant?  ...

  • Moving Shrubs

    Hello; I live in the Toronto area and would like to move a viburnum plicatum, Summer Snowflake, that is about four feet high and has been in its current location for about 5 years. The flowers are starting to form. Can ...

  • Why so many cones on the Dawn Redwood?

    I'd like to know why there are so many cones on the Dawn Redwood this year and how I tell the female cones from the male cones. I have three Dawn Redwoods in my front yard.

  • Sumac and Lilac

    Hi, My neighbour has a sumac that is invading my property in a horrific way. I am constantly pulling out roots that are at least 8 ft long. It is also bringing wild onion onto my property. Is there anything I ...

  • forsythia pruning

    Hi. Photo is of a mature forsythia after 1 year having been moved to this south facing, full sun location in Newmarket after all above ground removed due to fire. The goal us to have a plant 8 feet tall and ...

  • Shrubs for dry shade

    I need to know what bushes I can plant in shade and sandy soil in east end Toronto would prefer natural looking types with possibly white flowers thank you

  • Small, attractive tree, that is not messy and will survive in sandy soil.

    I would like recommendations for a small tree (maximum height 12') that does not provide dense shade, would not be harmful to the grass, and that will thrive in sandy soil. The location would be shaded early morning and late ...