Pagoda Dogwood

Hello – We planted a pagoda dogwood tree in the spring. It’s in part shade on the bottom of a gentle slope in a sheltered location backed by pine trees. It’s been doing very well. About 6 feet tall. Topsoil…

Ugly Colouring on Maple Leaves

I live in the east end of Toronto, near the lake. My tree is on the front lawn and although it is on the north side of the house, it gets a lot of sun. These discolourations started appearing a…

Burning Bush prematurely turning

Hello, We thought that our burning bushes were mysterioiusly dying this year, however, I have seen several other bush’s in the same condition around Toronto? Is there something in Toronto that is causing this? Are they dying or sinply just…

Boxwoods

I have two 5 yr old, 6′ high boxwoods in 3’x3′ containers on the rooftop – full sun. I’ve just noticed patches of brown dead leaves throughout the bushes. There appears to be mini cobwebs and little specs but no…

Leaning tree

I have a severely leaning mulberry tree in my backyard and wondered if there are alternatives to cutting down such as Japanese tree crutch? Is this available in Toronto? Unfortunately your form won’t accept my photo…

Bark of Crabapple Tree

The bark of my crabapple tree seems to be dropping off – should I be concerned? It is a mature tree freestanding on my front lawn (south exposure)…

Eastern Redbud – lead branch broken

I planted an eastern redbud last year. The tree was doing well until one morning when it looked like an animal (raccoon maybe) tried sitting in it and broke off the lead branch. I cut the branch so it would…

Leaf chlorosis remedy

Hello, our young pillar oak has been showing signs of leaf chlorosis for two seasons. I applied Aluminum sulfite last year with no visible improvement, and earlier this season I sprinkled two applications of chelated iron. Is there anything else…

Plant Identification

Dear Master Gardeners, I have a plant in my front yard that mostly hugs the ground except for one section that has been growing more vertically (possibly due to lack of space). I reckon the spread is about 1.5 meters.…

Goutweed and transplanting nearby cedars

I have 3 nice cedars in a back garden that was overrun by goutweed. About a year ago, I cover all the goutweed with tarps to hopefully kill it off. I need to move the cedars and wondered if i…