• Emerald Cedar problems this year 2014

    We had three new emerald cedars planted last summer but this year we have noticed that they are turning almost white in spots and dying. Several other cedars not in the same spot and considerably older and very healthy until…

  • Yews- Hick’s vs. Hill’s

    Which grows faster, the Hill’s yew or the Hick’s yew? I live in London, Ontario. The area receives morning sun, and dappled in afternoon.…

  • Hicks Yews – Wind Damage

    Hi, The four hicks yews I had planted about 3 years ago were coming along so well and then this cold, icy winter hit.  One or two of my yews have some brown on them from, what I’ve been told…

  • Tall cedars/winter damage

    We live in Dundas, ON and had planted 6 pyramical cedars about 7 years ago to give us privacy from our neighbors. Last year we topped them as they were growing about 12 feet. We cut them down to 10…

  • My beautiful knot garden of hick’s yews are dead!

    My neighbour did a total landcape redesign of his front walkway and stairs which boarders very closely to my beautiful 12 year old well established and healthy hicks yews. I covered them with burlap this winter as i always do…

  • Hedges

    Hello, I am interested in planting coniferous hedges, mainly for privacy and noise reduction from the street. Any advice for different species and reasonable cost? What is the kind that can be trimmed with straight edges that is very aesthetically…

  • Taylor Junipers

    I have been hard pressed finding Taylor Junipers here in Toronto. I have found a few but want to know how well they do in Toronto. Before I go and spend money I would like to know how well they…

  • My evergreens are dying

    So, I have 3 evergreens in my backyard. We moved in our house in 2011 and these were already here. They were all fine until this year. While doing some yard spring cleaning I found the littlest one pretty much…

  • Globe Cedar pruning

    The inside of my globe cedars are for all intents and purposes are ‘dead’. Nothing green just wood. I’ve pruned them and them look awful !! Will they rejuvenate in time ?    

  • Fast growing privacy evergreens.

    We recently had neighbor chop down 30 foot tall evergreens along the fence which has completely blighted the view from our property. I need to plant shrubs that will grow to about 15 feet, be fast growing and attractive. We…