Boxwood hedge being eaten?

A 10 year old boxwood hedge which has been healthy is suddenly being eaten by something. What can I do to save the hedge?…

Composting oak leaves

  Our cottage in the Kawartha Lakes is surrounded by very mature red oak trees – read millions of leaves in the fall. Family in the past have piled them for years, prior to 20yrs ago – I haul them…

Serviceberry tree

My 2 serviceberry trees (planted in summer 2018, with northern exposure, about 7 metres apart) had plenty of white blossoms in spring 2019, followed by red fruits that summer. However, both developed suckers at the root area, which I have…

Japanese Maple Replacement

I am a long time member of TBG but this is my first garden help request so please let me know if this is not the right route. I had a beautiful mature Japanese Maple that was very much the…

Ailing Black Walnut Tree

I have a mature black walnut growing on my front lawn. This year I noticed a sizable bare patch on the trunk (see photo). I have also observed branches that are dead at the top. I called an arborist who…

What type of Yew should I plant

I would like a an all year round green hedge in front of my two windows which are situated at the front of the bungalow. I have an South East exposure. My concern is; would they grow to high and…

Juniper die-back

      We have a Tolleson’s weeping Juniper, near our house, next to a patio. It is mature and surpasses the height of our 2 story home in our back garden. We have clay soil. For the past several…

Purple Beech Trees

I leave in the Beaches area of Toronto. This question is about an east facing front yard area with morning and mid-day direct light. We are having some landscaping done this fall – start date is Sept 24. As part…

Grafted apple tree

I have a 2 year old apple tree in a pot, made from a scion taken from a macintosh tree planted by my grandfather at my childhood home in 1961. My mother died 2 years ago and the house was…

Spots on Japanese Maple

I have spots on my Japanese Maple leaves in addition to some leaves which are withered. I assume the latter is due to not enough water. Please advise me re the cause of the spots and if there is a…