• Gingko Tree

    I have a gingko tree that was damaged when it was about 5 feet tall. The top part of the trunk was broken off. Since then the tree has not gained any height but it has continued to grow longer…

  • Apple Scab on my Flowering Crab Tree?

    Last year our flowering crab tree looked beautiful, as usual, when the flowers opened in mid May. The leaves came on afterwards as always, but in late June the leaves turned yellow and brown and by mid July they had…

  • Cherry Tree -Black Knot

    My cherry tree has a big knob on one of the branches I was wondering what it is. It is in full sun. We have clay soil. I think we are in zone 5 here in Schomberg ON…

  • New Hedge Plants in Victoria – Mulching and Irrigation

    We’ve planted new plants against the east property line fence, which is sunny in the afternoon and evening. Question: we are going to mulch the new hedge emerald cedars with shredded western bark and use a soaker hose to irrigate.…

  • Japanese Maple With Swollen Trunk

    Hello, I have a red, bloodgood ,Japanese maple tree that is about 15 years old, and 14 ft. in height. There is a swelling around it’s trunk, about a foot above ground, with some small vertical cracks in the bark…

  • Replacing old Fairview Yews

    Hi, I have 7 Overgrown and out of shape Fairview Yews in my front yard. We would like to replace them – planning to dig them out, add new soil and buy new plants. How different are Dense Yews from…

  • Growing ( yummy ) Nectarines in Tropical Countries close to the Equator

    I bought some Mega Expensize & Ultra-Delicious Nectarines some weeks ago, ate them and collected the pits ( intentionally, to grow them! ) I live in the Tropics with Temperature of 30-31° C (average ) in sunny days and sometimes…

  • Beech hedges

    I sent this question some weeks ago after reading your article Please can you tell me where I can by Beech for hedging in bundles not trees I can get trees almost anywhere they sell trees. I want the seedlings…

  • Landscaping/Creating Privacy in Clay Soil

    I live in a 10 year old subdivision 90 min N- E of Toronto. (50 km North of Lake Ontario).  The back yard faces the West and is approx 60′ wide X 30′ deep. (width goes along back of house…

  • (1) Leaves still on the Trees and Shrubs (2) Cutting back Perennials in Fall

    Because of an early frost,in October, most of the trees and shrubs never lost their leaves. My questions: 1. Is this a problem? If so, what can I do? 2. A separate issue is when to cut back he stalks…