Yew tree issue

I have large areas of white stuff on my yew bush which is about 9 years old. I also saw white bugs about 1mm in size, moving. The needles are dying. Please identify and suggest remedies. It is positioned in…

planting trees near houses

Are there any trees , (ideally with thick foliage) that you can plant near a house in Toronto. By near I mean a foot and a half away from the foundation.…

Rhododendron: Do I need to cut back dead stems?

First of all I really appreciate your answer to my previous question: https://www.torontomastergardeners.ca/askagardener/does-my-rhododendron-look-fine/ As advised, I waited patiently for the temperature to become higher. And yes, it did start showing green new sprouts sort of randomly (some stems had them…

7′-0″ cedar tree browning

Planted 7′-0″ cedar as per requirements: dig hole twice the width of the pot and plant 1″above grade, back fill, and slope away from the tree. Also the hole was watered prior to planting…

Pine bark infection – resubmitted

Hi, I had asked about the white pine bark infection, where bark became white on several branches. Thank you for your answer. I checked the site for White pine blister rust which you suggested, and it seems that this is…

Privacy solution under acidic tree

        Etobicoke (zone 6?) Seeking privacy solution that will also absorb some noise – located under evergreen that drops acidic needles. Well-draining soil. We have a dog, so toxicity is a consideration. Tnx…

Small white paper-like webbings on cedars

Dear Master Gardeners, I have a wild cedar that seems to be infested with something that is making small (about 5mm) paper-like webby things on the leaves, and slightly bigger webs in cracks in the bark. One branch that has…

Brandon cedars

Where to buy Ontario grown Brandon Cedars? I can’t find any…

Boxwood Leaf Miner

Hi and thanks for reading my question. I have one set of two boxwoods that are about 4 years old that I transplanted from containers to garden bed and another set of three that I planted last spring. I have…