Planting a Forest Pansy redbud to shade my deck

Hello, I live in central Toronto I am looking for a small tree to shade my deck and patio table. Initially we planted a locust tree but the light leaves will not give us adequate shade from the sun. All…

Pleached tree Toronto

Hello, I am doing some research and haven’t been able to find someone provides either Pleached trees or Pleaching service in Toronto area. Can you please advice someone that provides this service. Thank You.…

Dead Locust Leaves

Do dead locust leaves mat down or do they decompose? Can I use them on my gardens over winter?…

Over Wintering Small Oak Trees in a Container

WE LIVE NEAR WASAGA BEACH ON AGREAGE WITH A REAR FOREST. WE JUST UNDUG TWO SMALL OAK TREES AND PUT THEM IN TWO LARGE POTS WITH GOOD SOIL AND SOIL FROM THEIR ROOT HOLES. THEY ARE NOW ON MY DECK…

Do I keep the leader on my paperbark maple?

Hi there — we’ve had our paperbark maple for over two years now. I love the leaves and textured bark (when raccoons & squirrels aren’t removing it). But the leader has been bare this whole time as have a few…

Fresh Wood Chips

Hello – Are there any risks or concerns to applying wood chips to the soil in a very shady back garden with only evergreen shrubs, vines and a cherry blossom tree? I’d like to turn the garden space into a…

Emerald Cedar Tree Dying

Hi  I live in Brampton and planted 15 of ceder tree in june at my backyard. I dig 2ft by 2ft and also put some top soil with sheep manuare mix and planted. I watered a month and it was…

Growing Olive Trees

I live in north-central Alberta and take great pride in my ability to grow things that were not meant to grow here. I am interested in growing olive trees. Do you know any extra tricks about growing things outside of…

Eastern White Cedars

I have a row of Eastern White Cedars that I trimmed and shaped them. There is a lot of space now that I removed the dead ones. I trimed the bottom so now it looks more like a tree. What…