• How many trees?

    I live in a 3 year old two-storey home in North Oshawa. I would like to plant some trees in my backyard. The yard is about 12 metres wide and 9 metres deep. It is on the north side of ...

  • Fertilizing emerald cedar trees

    I planted 140 emerald trees in 2014 Easter- long weekend. This year I was told to fertilize and use 30-10-10. My question is what is better the water solution fertilizer or the granules. I do not want to over fertilize. 

  • Browning on transplanted 9′ White Spruce

    We transplanted five 9-foot tall White Spruce trees from just Stouffville to Toronto, towards the end of August, 2014. All seemed well, but a week ago, three of the five trees started browning at the lower level (as seen in ...

  • ivory silk tree: bark peeling

    The bark on my 4 year old Ivory Silk tree in N. Mississauga close to hwy 401 is peeling. I cannot see any pests; when I peel the bark further than ...

  • Diseased plants – Japanese Maple

    I wonder if you can advise me about my Japanese Maple that was planted in spring last year - see photo attached.  Midway through the summer it began to shed its leaves.   It does have buds on the tree now but it ...

  • Replacement shrubs

    I want to replace 5 low-growing junipers which have been killed by the last 2 harsh winters.  We live in south Etobicoke (zone 5?) and the area is full sun and has good soil which I try to amend with ...

  • Boxwood hedge

    I have a 25 year old boxwood hedge which has been decimated by last year's frost and then a blight on everything else... The hedge is 30' long and about 3' high.  It will all have to go, but I am ...

  • Privet hedge (Amur)

    Which nursery within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) sells the Amur Privet?

  • Dwarf Shrub Suggestions

    We had two junipers on each side of the walk up to our covered front porch but removed them as they grew too tall and wide.  As such, we are now looking for replacements.  The space is about 3 feet ...

  • Black Spots on Chanticleer Pear

    My ornamental pear tree, which I think is a Chanticleer, developed black spots on its leaves last year.   The tree is about 25 feet tall.   What can I do about this as I don't want to lose the ...

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