Japanese maple

After the long winter and wet spring that we have been getting, my huge Japanese maple has leaves coming up. However part of the trunk of the tree has develop white spots. There are also no leaves on certain branches…

My Japanese Maple tree

I have a Bloodgood Japanese Maple in a south facing location that was planted 6 years ago. It has done so well and looked beautiful and full until this spring when many of the branches remained bare. I went to…

Plum tree fertilizer

1) I planted a American plum tree, a Canada Plum tree and a Tecumseh Plum Tree last year. They are healthy. But I want to know what kind of fertilizer and soil I should use. I want to avoid chemical…

Tall hedge (3 meters and up) for Toronto

My neighbour built two story house close to our fence and we have been looking for tall hedge (3 meters and up) for privacy. We have white cedar hedge facing end of backyard but, it has been growing slowly due…

Tree with shrivelling leaves

Hi. My tree leaves seem to be browning and shriveling. I have a black walnut tree in the yard about 15-20 metres away. Could this be the cause? If so, what trees would be resistant and waist tall grasses?…

Mature lilac pruning

Greetings and good afternoon. We are writing about two mature and overgrown lilac trees in our back yard in the west end of downtown Toronto. The lilacs seem to have at one time been cared for but have clearly been…

Columnar Oak leaves with holds

Hi. i”m hoping you can help me. we planted columnar red oaks last year and noticed holes in both trees recently. I can’t see any sign of insects on the leaves – any ideas what I should do? thanks in…

Disease in my linden tree

Hello Master Gardener, I live in Toronto. Purchased/ planted a linden tree last summer. A month after I planted it, I saw the leaves being unhealthy. This spring the tree is fully infested again with the same disease. The tree…

Picking hedges for front yard

Hi there, I live in Richmond Hill, and we have dug up the old hedges in our front yard. We want to replace them with better ones. What types of hedges are best for the front yard? The last ones…