• Magnolia Shrub (approx. 14 inches high and 20 inches wide.)

    the leaves look like a bug is eating leaves (chewing edge of leaves and into leaf) also very few flower bubs. Shrub is about 5 years old. Also some brown and black spots.…

  • Bark Peeling on Serviceberry

    My serviceberry is 10 years old and the bark is pealing on the old growth. Although some of the branches have died it still has lots of green leaves on the remaining branches and also has new growth from runners.…

  • Spots on maple leaf- disease?

    Our old silver maple has dark spots on all its leaves this year do you know what is causing it? Is it a disease?  

  • Pale Green Maple Keys

    Help! Do I have to remove the new pale green maple keys from the new soil so they won’t germinate? We are having new sod put down. At the moment the old sod is off, the ground is levelled and…

  • Hornbeam Disease

    I have a hedge of about 80 hornbeam trees. They have significant number of inner branches that are dead, with black spots in them.  The branches seem to be killed by the black fungus, starting at the tip of the…

  • Toronto Tree Planting Notice

    There are 2 mighty Austrian Pines between the 2 arms of my semi-circular driveway (which we originally planted ourselves, transporting them in a station wagon). Later we had a crab apple tree planted between them. It eventually became kind of…

  • Japanese Yew

    In Toronto. Zone 5 – 6. I have three Japanese yews, pyramid shaped planted to be a barrier from public scrutiny. Two are flourishing. Replaced the third twice. The needles yellow and the plant slowly dies. The soil is basically…

  • Replace Emerald Cedars with something else

    Hello, I am looking for a replacement for emerald cedars, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, zone 7a, clay soil. These were recommended by our landscaper but after three years and drainage issues, and drought, and multiple replacements of emerald cedars, it’s time to…

  • Magnolia Scale

    I have a wonderful large Magnolia tree that is probably 50 years old.  It is infested with magnolia scale.  I have tried different treatments but none have worked.  What solution would you recommend?    …

  • Tree Seeds

    Hi I am traveling to Toronto in the next few weeks and I would like to buy seeds for some of your native trees and try and grow them. Where can I purchase seeds?…