tanyosho pine with damaged canopy

Hello, I live in the east GTA and purchased a tanyosho pine last year that suffered a substantial amount of needle loss and branch die-off in the spring. I ended up concluding it was suffering from a fungal problem (candles…

Blackening leaves on new hydrangea

Hello. I am in Toronto, in a house. A month ago I had 16 incredibal hydrangea planted on my front gardens, which get partial shade. I have watered them carefully – although I was told not to overwater them. The…

Lilac leaves

I have 2 lilac trees which are about 4 years old and have been doing great. This summer after the trees bloomed I noticed the leaves on the trees were being eaten. I finally discovered tiny green worms crawling on…

Japanese beetles – milky spore disease

I’ve read that milky spore disease will get rid of Japanese beetles, but I cannot seem to find a retailer that carries milky. spore powder. Are you aware of any in the GTA? Have you tried it? Does it work…

Jack pine tree white spots

Im having issues with my trees this year and am looking for something to save them the pine tree has white spots on the needles on the lower branches. Would appreciate any advice you can give me. I’ll try and…

black bugs on calendula flower stems

Hello, My calendula flower stems keep getting these small black bugs that I cannot get rid of. What causes it and how can I avoid them? Are the seeds stil good to be gathered even though they sometimes are full…

Spruce tree

I sent a email earlier about my tree that has an opening where white sap has drained out. No evidence of insect’s. I believe my photo didn’t get sent so hopefully can do it now thanks. Previous email copied here:…

insect or disease

can you identify the culprit that shreds the leaves on this plant & advise a remedy…

Fungus on Saucer Magnolia tree branches

The tree is in Toronto in sandy loamy soil, twenty years old large. It is in sun because it stands alone. Can you advise re an arborist? The fungus is not on the trunk or leaves but on the smaller…