• Emerald Cedars in distress

    Last year I planted three 6 foot Emerald Cedars.  Two of them seemed to take just fine, but one did not.  It was replaced just a few weeks after purchase.  They seemed to be doing well going into and out…

  • Dead section on emerald cedar

    We live in Dorchester ON and back onto the pond and conversation area there. We planted 49 emerald cedars 3 years ago between ours and neighbours properties. There are 6 of them together that the back of the cedar (…

  • Emerald cedars, do they really need to be wrapped for winter?

    Do Emerald cedars need to be wrapped for winter?…

  • Emerald Cedar foliage eaten by deer

    We live in Kingston, Ontario and had a very long and cold winter marked by freezing rain and snow. Next door is a conservation area where many deer live. They were lacking sufficient food given the winter condition and ventured…

  • lingering effects of ice storm in trees??

    Is it possible that the ice storm last December caused any trees some invisible damage or lingering effects? 1) We have an ash tree whose lowest limbs have died. It was given a preventive EAB treatment last year, i.e. it…

  • Discoloured Cedars

    I planted cedars along one of my fences for privacy from my neighbours. They’re each about 5′ tall and I’m hoping in a year or so, they’ll spread out a bit. The problem is that they began to yellow and…

  • Is it too late to prune my mature cedar hedge?

    We didn’t do it earlier in the year and my garden helper really wants to do it now. But I am worried that it might be too late.…

  • Encouraging growth on bare branches of white cedars

    Is there any way to encourage foliage growth on sections of white cedar branches or trunk that are bare? I have a 25ft hedge in the Toronto area. The soil is heavy clay, the hedge is in Sun in the…

  • Follow up to previous post ” the garden that doesn’t thrive”

    Wouldn’t taking a soil pH test be the first thing to do before you destroy a tree?…

  • a garden that doesn’t thrive

    I have a front yard groundcover and hosta garden that I work at attentively. It is in North Riverdale in Toronto and the garden faces east. Sadly, this garden has not thrived in years despite attention, composting, watering, and the…

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