• Fertilizing Emerald Cedars

    Should we avoid throwing clumps of phosphorus-heavy fertilizer around the root stem of our six-foot cedars? I say yes and my husband says no, because of the big silver maple nearby is “choking the roots” and the “cedar needs something…

  • Brown tips on Cedars

    My neighbour is having problems with her cedars.  The tips are turning brown.  Can you give any suggestions?  …

  • Privacy Hedge

    I live in Vaughan Ontario. My Backyard is approx. 25′ wide x 45′ deep. I would like to plant along the fence to provide privacy. Are Arborvitae a good option? What else might work? I’m hoping that I can have…

  • Privacy Hedging

    We live in Barrie, Ontario and have two 2-story homes on either side; our neighbours, that are home all day, have a clear view into our backyard. I’m unable to build a privacy screen out of lattice as per our…

  • Hedges

    I currently have cedar trees, bushes, whatever you want to call them along the fence. They are a real pain in the neck, have very shallow roots that make raking difficult, are very difficult to trim with any kind of…

  • White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis) Plantation

    Hi I live in Caledon east Ontario and I have ordered 350 white cedar trees approximately 1′-2′ tall and will be planting them end of may. I haven’t planted cedar before and was wondering if you guys can help me…

  • Stripping of bark off my cedars

    For a few years now, creatures (?) have been stripping bark off the cedars which beautifully separate our yard from our neighbour’s. We live in Leaside. The cedars are large and gorgeous. Unfortunately the bark is being stripped from them…

  • Browning Cedar Trees – Part II

    I recently submitted a question called Browning Cedar Trees. I got a response which is appreciated saying that perhaps the new sprinkler system was a cause. it contained a link to other people with the same issue on your website-…

  • Newly planted Emerald cedar tree turning brown from the outside

    Hi I just planted cedar trees at my backyard they are the emerald cedar trees, I water them daily with a sprinkle for about 90 mins, after 10 days I am seeing that the outer leaves are beginning to turn…

  • Swamp cedar hedge

    My swamp cedar hedge bought at a nursery ten years ago has grown at least twelve feet high. It is in dry clay soil in full sun. Caledon area just north of Toronto. It looks beautiful to me as I…

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