My evergreens are dying

So, I have 3 evergreens in my backyard. We moved in our house in 2011 and these were already here. They were all fine until this year. While doing some yard spring cleaning I found the littlest one pretty much…

Norway Maple which is being attacked by a woodpecker

I have a Norway Maple that I have pruned over the year to raise its canopy. These scars are the areas which the woodpecker is now attacking. Wonder if my tree is healthy? It also has black circles on the…

Tree replacement on City property.

The City of Toronto will be removing a problematic Norway Maple in front of our house (large and dangerous falling limbs on a fairly regular basis). I would like the City to plant a Sugar Maple in its place. The…

Pruning a pear tree

Hello, I live in Don Mills neighbourhood, and wondering if you could help me with a question related to pear tree pruning. We have a mature pear tree in backyard, and wondering if you could recommend a reliable person/company who…

Looking for a recommendation for a city tree

I’d like some advice on selecting a tree from the list provided by the city, to be planted by the city.  My criteria are: fast-growing and hardy tolerant of salt and pests attractive when still quite small ornamental, flowers or…

Easter Hydrangeas – Indoor or Outdoor?

Hello, I am wondering if the typical hydrangea you get at the local flower shop for Easter is specifically designed to last for a short period of time indoors – or if it would be worthwhile to plant it outside…

Choosing a city tree

Thank you for your response! A couple follow up questions… Why might we want to steer away from a large shade tree on our small lot? Just the appearance in proportion to our narrow house? Or impact of the root…

choosing a city tree

We are requesting a tree to be planted by the city and are trying to choose from their list. We’ve also been told that they will consider requests for trees not on the list if suitable to the site. We…

Nothing grows under our silver maple

Hello, we live in Milton, ON where we have a good sized backyard with most areas receiving sun. We grow a lot of vegetables and berries with a lot of success. That said, in one corner of our yard, encompassing…

pruning a siberian dogwood

last spring- 2013- (the second year after planting) I pruned the Siberian Dogwood stems down to 6 inches, as per advice from a gardening website. Last summer, I did not have any flowers or berries, however, the stems were a…