• Black Walnut soft nuts

    I have black walnut trees and this is the first year they have produced nuts.  However, the nuts are soft with nothing inside.  Any suggestions?    …

  • Need to Find the Right Tree Please

    Hello! I live in a townhouse condo in Bowmanville, ON and have a small backyard space. I used to have a Manitoba Maple, that has since been removed. Now I am left with an open space and a view of…

  • Burnt leaves

    Several of our trees have ‘burnt leaves’. It looks as if someone has put a match under them ie 1 our cornus, our tricoloured beech, a lady Di clematis, and an elm(young). Also our fringe tree,(weeping wisteria) looks like its…

  • Bug

    Hello, I live in Mississauga and found this boring beetle on my Willow tree [not weeping] It is a dark copper colour. I’ve done a bit of research but no luck. Thank you , Carol…

  • Evergreen damage –

    This evergreen tree sits in partial shade in my backyard in Toronto and seems to have suffered what I think is winter damage (see photos). My questions are: 1) what species is this? 2) what cause the damage? What should…

  • freemani maple – spindle gall and black spot

    – I live in Kitchener (Zone 5) – I have clay soil – I think that the soil is on the alkaline side – house built in the 1960’s -planted a Freemani maple (red X silver) about 3 years ago…

  • Hamamelistes Spinosus

    We have a white chalky substance accruing on our birch tree leaves, causing the leaves to resolve into high ridges. I had been hoping to have a conversation with one of the gardeners but the volunteer failed to show at…

  • Adding Soil Around Large Trees

    I am a volunteer gardener with the St. Mary’s Cathedral in the archdiocese of Kingston.  We have 8 large and very old trees on the site we maintain and have been adding soil around the trees in order to plant…

  • Dwarf Alberta spruce

    Dwarf Alberta spruce. Can these trees be planted in a large, cut-off barrel as I don’t have the room for them to be put in the ground? We live in southeast Saskatchewan. They are about two feet in height now.…

  • are locust seeds viable

    On our street, we have a light green locust tree that turns yellow in the fall. Recently, the ground was blanketed with small flowers. Do all locust have the long curly pods? Were these “flowers” merely flowers or were they…