Beds mounded too high around trees and shrubs? *

Hello Toronto Master Gardeners, I am worried I made a big mistake when I set up and planted the trees and shrubs in my backyard. Along the fence-line around the backyard I mounded up the soil, and planted several shrubs…

Raised bed garden infiltrated by roots from a maple *

Hi. New raised bed built this year. 8’by4′ about 8 to 10 hours of sun. filled with triple mix, manure and compost. built to avoid maple roots. Built on older vegetable garden. Removed plants today and tried to dig, only…

Tree in TBG Demonstration Courtyard *

On Sunday September 4th, my wife and I visited TBG. There is a tree near Annie’s green roof topped straw bale shed in the Demonstration Courtyard that we would like to know the name of. It has ‘arrowhead’ leaves and…

Replacement of a City Tree *

The tree on my front lawn recently came down. It was a small leaf linden. We are devastated to lose a tree, but it is an opportunity to plant what I want. They have suggested a freeman maple or a…

Tree by a pool *

The city is planting a tree on the street near our pool. We have clay soil. The city has provided the following list of trees. Which one is the least messy? Skyline honeylocust Hackberry Homestead elm Greenspire linden Crimson king…

Tree/Shrub Suggestions for Zone 4b *

In a sunny, fairly dry location (rain dependent), what kind of tree would “anchor” the corner of my lot, near my sidewalk? I don’t want anything flowering (bees/insects), given the foot traffic past this location. Also the height of the…

Looking for tree Seeds*

We Just moved to Toronto and would like to buy some tree seeds from the market. we need your help to find stores who sell tree seeds. my dad wants to try and see different types of trees, its kind…

Chlorinated wading pool water and drought-dried trees*

The current severe drought is making trees stressed all over the city. At Dufferin Grove Park, five younger trees have died already, and many others, even big trees, are starting to show brown leaves or bare branches. The short showers…